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Wall Graffiti

Colors and Patterns

Colors and Patterns

This is the side of a metal building someone has painted a mural on. It is massive in size and depicts a couple of hummingbirds that must be 10 feet tall. I am standing along the path leading to the bus stop and can’t step back any further. It was the abstract essence that called me when standing this close. Bright colors!

More bright colors and patterns

More bright colors and patterns

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Patterns

Patterns of Man

Patterns of Man

“I thought I made a mistake once but it turned out it was a creative moment.”Scott Fleming

Not sure how many creative moments I’ve had in my photography but there has to be at least one.

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In the Shadows

In the Shadows

In the Shadows

When shooting this image I needed to choose between exposing for the shadows or the highlights. I chose to expose for the highlights. By choosing to expose for the highlights, half the image is in the dark shadows, giving the image a feel of mystery. However, I was not expecting  what I felt when seeing this image on my monitor. The shadows seemed to be the only thing I could focus on. It asks the questions: What is in the shadows?

Here’s one answer to that question. The arrow is pointing my heart towards the shadows. Within those shadows are life’s risks, the unknown, my doubts, fears, insecurities and my wounds.

For years I told myself, and believed, I was not good enough to be a photographer, or writer or whatever else I dreamed of pursuing. Always in those shadows were the desires and dreams to be more, a voice whispering in my soul.

We only venture into into the shadows when we listen to the inner voice, and with whatever courage and faith we have, discover what’s there. If you were to step into the shadows of this image you would find a recessed door to the back of a restaurant. For me the door symbolizes the opening to new opportunities, more doors.

Yes, walking into dark shadows can be frightening to me. It requires a risk and accepting all the many lessons to be learned. Lessons improve my craft, build confidence and encourage me to venture into even more shadows.

I just may have to go back and shoot this image to expose for the shadows. Could be another lesson. 🙂

“We all have the dark, ignorant shadow inside us. I have worked endlessly to reveal it and heal it in me.” Anne Lamott

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Window Light

Foyer to Theater at Lory Student Center

Foyer to Theater at Lory Student Center

I loved the light in this foyer to the theater on campus.

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Red Wall

 

Red Wall

Red Wall

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.  ~Author Unknown

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