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.