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Unit 52

Unit 52

Unit 52

There are periods when I have no interest in picking up my camera. That has been prominent over the past 12 months. Yet, a camera body and a lens are always with me. It’s important to stay present to the world around me throughout the day or the scenes, events and images given will be missed. And, just as important is the need to be ready for these images as they present themselves. I will be more apt to press the shutter button if the camera is in my hand, around my neck or over my shoulder than if it’s in my camera bag. The above image is an example. As I walked out my front door I noticed the light and shadows cast across the door of Kristin’s condo. If the camera were in my bag I may not have this image. We must be ready.  🙂

Here is short list of why I carry my camera. I apologize if these are repeats from previous posts.

  • I never know when a scene will appear. Since life is constant change the light and shadows are constantly changing. Subjects and situations are constantly changing as life moves forward. We must be present and aware.
  • The camera has  become another appendage to my body. I feel naked without a camera. I think I’d rather leave home without my pants. 🙂
  • I enjoy the sound of the shutter button. The shutter has a distinct sound comforting to my inner source.
  • It’s a conversation starter. People will start conversations when they see my camera. “Hey, that’s a nice camera ya got there.” Or, “Is that one of those old style cameras.”
  • Helps me to see the world with new eyes. I’m much more apt to notice shapes, colors, patterns, interesting people. I will quickly compose scenes when they appear..
  • There is also the camera which is my memory. It is always storing images, which I can enjoy throughout my life.

 

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A Log and It’s Shadow in Color

A Log and It’s Shadow in Color

A Log and It’s Shadow in Color

Here is the same image as yesterday only in color and another quote. 

“We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.” Wendell Barry 

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A Log and It’s Shadow

Log and It’s Shadow

Log and It’s Shadow

Took a walk this past Sunday along the Red Fox Meadows nature trail. Mostly cloudy day but so enjoyable and much needed time in nature to clear the thinking. It also provides the exercise my body and spirit need. I find it fascinating when scenes appear that catch my attention and become an image for me. I feel like a child discovering something new. Processed this image with one of the presets in Silver EFEX Pro. Made a tone curve adjustment then posted it.

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else.  Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond…” Wendell Barry

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Shadows

Shadows

Shadows

“A shadow cannot ignore the sun that all day creates and moves it!” Rumi

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Crooked Shadows

Crooked Shadow

Crooked Shadow

Yes, the tree is this bent.

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Happy New Year

Simple Shadows

Simple Shadows

“What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.” William Albert Allard

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed coming year!

 

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Palm Trees

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Palm Trees at a local Thai Restaurant

Life is precious, do not waste it doing anything that your heart does not respect or agree with.

This is about as close to the beach as I’ve been in a while. Thinking I need to pack a bag and head for a beach and sit under palm tree. After all, life is both precious and short.

 

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