“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ― Edgar Degas
“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse
I can’t count how many mistakes I’ve made in life and also in my photography. Hopefully I will make many more as I continue this journey. Strange, in photography, I’ve never thought of my mistakes as requiring courage.
It was good, too.
I love how clouds are always changing their shape and color. I still will lay down on the ground and watch them as theymake their art.
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The first thing I notice when walking into this BBQ restaurant was these three pigs greeting everyone who entered the front door. I thought they deserved a photo0. On a trip and will be home late tomorrow night. I do hope everyone has a good weekend.
I saw this group of dandelions along the bike bath at Rolland Moore Park yesterday and just had to stop and take a photo. I find it strange how some people call them weeds and others don’t. I actually rode on a part of the bike trail I had never been on before. At the far west end the trail is the Spring Canyon Community Park. Wow, was I surprised at it’s size and beauty. It is nestled up against the foothills so the view is awesome. I found a picnic table situated among a butterfly garden and journaled for a while. I loved listening to a couple of meadow larks calling to each other. I think this will be a place I come to visit more often. Anyway it was my kind of morning. Continue reading
I drove out east to the Arapahoe Nature Area to watch and photograph the above storm as it slowly moved in a southeasterly direction. This path took the storm over the city of Fort Collins bringing heavy rains and small hail. As I drove towards town I met a jogger who was drenched and getting beat up with the hail. He was glad I picked him up, thanking me as I dropped him off at work. He was getting his lunch time run and had already run three miles with about three to go. That’s another reason for not jogging at my age.
No I did not take this image. It was taken by one of the pilots I flew with a couple weeks ago. We were waiting in our hotel lobby to head out and indulge in some fine Kansas City Bar-B-Que. The post eating shot would have sauce all over me face. And, yes it’s a new hat. Happy Friday!
I shot a wedding this past weekend for the daughter of my best friends. Sometime on Friday I envisioned this image as a way to showcase her wedding rings with a slight twist from the normal. I made the mistake of only taking one image and not a technically good one at that. So, during post processing, I adjusted the clarity on the entire image then sharpened and brightened the area around the rings. Let me know what you think.
As many of you know I don’t shoot many weddings as that’s not where my interest is. However, I chose to photograph their wedding as they both seem more focused on the marriage than they were about the wedding. They planned, worked hard and put in the money for their ceremony but when the date arrived they were open to let it all just happen. I have never seen a bride and groom as relaxed and comfortable as they were. Congratulations Kyle and Danielle.
HDR image of the Coffee Bean coffee shop in Old Town Fort Collins. Enjoy your weekend.