Photographers Choice, week 5 of the Dogwood Photography Photo Challenge.
I didn’t quite capture the real warmth that the evening light leaves on the snow.
I can’t quite see that feel the evening has when the snow looks like it’s glowing golden alongside the cool blue shadows.
I missed the wintry wonder of being able to see the warmth of the sun even as your cheeks stiffen in the cold.
But that’s okay, we finally have a winter wonderland outside again and I’m happy to try again tomorrow!
Quiet Moment, week 4 of the Dogwood Photography Photo Challenge.
I briefly entertained the idea of taking a photo of a quiet moment in my house.
There was a dog sleeping peacefully in a sunbeam. So I snuck up with my camera to capture it. But the beep of the camera caused the dog to leap up, other dogs to run to me from all directions, and a few cats to get stepped on in the process. The kids yelled to see what I was doing, pigeons flew in all directions, a duck got trampled in the commotion while the geese honked, the smoke detector sounded off, the radio blared and the chickens flew in circles.
Or something like that…
In reality this photo, captured outside, wasn’t that quite either, but I think it looks like it might have been, don’t you?
I haven’t used full manual mode much but I gave it a try while running the dogs this week. In the past I have struggled to catch the all the action of the running dogs and still have them in focus. But, this time, I think I did it!
It just turns out that most of the action I see is from behind.
John is color blind. Not terribly so, just enough that sometimes he tries to argue that a green sweater is grey or can’t immediately appreciate the beauty of a group of cardinals at the feeder in the snow.
John is also my editor. He proof reads, tells me when I’m not making any sense, adds lots of commas and pretty much every apostrophe you’ve ever seen on this blog (Ooo! except that last one, that one was all me!). Occasionally he helps me pick pictures. Because when you like taking pictures (I do like taking pictures) and you have a new camera (I do have a new camera) it’s easy to take 500 million pictures of a leaf and then get lost in the choosing just one process because you are so excited to show off the focal range of your new camera (true story).
Tonight I was looking through my pile of pictures to choose the picture for this week’s dogwood photography challenge. It’s about color harmony, pairing opposites on the color wheel, mixing warm and cool colors and I had too many pictures, I needed my editor… my color blind editor…
But there is more to a picture than color, and so between all the pictures of the dead leaf stuck in the evergreen tree, and the grapefruit tree with the red watering can and a pillowcase with blue beads (and yes of course there were multiple of each) he choose this as one of his favorites.
And it does have warm and cool colors.
So I’m going with it.
And I haven’t over thought it even a little…
I’ve got a color blind editor, what’s to overthink?
Last year’s leaves lit by this year’s sun.
I got a new camera for Christmas and a new photo challenge to try. The upcoming year looks like it’s going to be full of pictures!
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