Thursday, July 18, 2013

Reach for the Sky

I've been so busy this summer, running from here to there, and taking photos everywhere. I took photos for about the last month and did not look at any of them until I finally got back home from our summer place in Port Hope, MI. I sat down and went through all of my photos and immediately got rid of what I thought were the bad photos, and picked out some that I thought were really good photos. Then I thought "now what do I do?" I overwhelmed myself a bit because I think I've been spending too much time comparing my photos to other photogs out there. I was asking myself if this photo was any good, would people like it, etc. Then, I took a step back and realized that it doesn't matter what other people think of the photos I take. I am not trying to be a professional photographer, but I do want to continue to learn all of the aspects of what makes a good photo. I do want to take photos that are pleasing to look at, but ultimately all that matters is what I think of my photos. I realized that lately, I'm not having as much fun as I was before. So, I decided to play around with a few photos and have some fun. I took two photos and combined them into one which is called "Reach for the Sky." I will continue to take photos my whole life, as this is my passion. I will continue to learn all that I can, and to know that the sky is the limit as to what I can do with my photography. I will do it for myself first and see what happens after that. The red lilies in the photo are the actual lilies in my garden. They grew so tall this year and are leaning towards the sun, which gave the the idea to combine the photos. I hope you like it, as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Just A Daisy!

Getting ready to head back to my home away from home on the Lake for the 4th. Hoping to take some great photos while there, and see some more nature, flowers, etc. like this one. "Just A Daisy!" Have a great 4th everyone!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Let the Light Shine Down

The woods in our yard at our summer place are beautiful. I can sit and look out there for long amounts of time and never get tired of the view. On the side of our woods is a path that the deer have created for themselves in which they go back and forth from the woods to the street. Usually, in early morning, they can be seen playing in the street and at dusk go back through their path and into the woods. Occasionally, a wild turkey runs across our yard, and the amount of different birds to be seen is pretty unique too. I have been trying to really learn about natural light and how to capture different kinds of photos with them. This particular photo is a picture of the woods where the trees seem to go on endlessly. I did not like the photo as much in color as I did while playing around with Infrared and B&W. I think this depicts more of how I actually saw the woods on this morning. The sun and the shadows the light created really stand out a lot more than the color version of this photo. So, "Let the Light Shine Down." Hope you enjoy!