Saturday, July 31, 2010

It seems like I'm always trying to catch up!

There's always a watchful eye close by
A lazy Sunday afternoon
Angel tears
Crossed wires
A little field of happiness

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Back to the mountains

I think I've finally finished up with photos from the Adirondacks.  It seems like it has taken forever to get them done. So, here's the second to last set from my get-a-way. These were from July 4th. A beautiful day, indeed.

Artist and Geek

I signed up for a CreativeLIVE session for this weekend with David duChemin entitled "Vision-Driven Photography." I have to admit that on Friday, I was pretty bored with the thought of sitting through a weekend of online "lecture."  I missed Saturday because I was actually out shooting. Imagine that! But I caught most of Sunday's broadcast. 

I know myself.  I take a lot of stuff in without acknowledgment... I mull it over before I act on, or even acknowledge, what I've heard. And while I can't say that I heard a lot that was earth shaking to me during the time that I did spend with him, there were things that jumped out at me... 
  • No one resonates with sterile art.
  • Art is a reflection of life.
  • Be okay with screwing up.
  • Be messy, suck, and then grow.
  • Wrestle with it, and then create.
  • Cookie cutter processes create cookie cutter results.
  • Post production is like cooking. You do it to taste.
  • It's just photography. We're not curing cancer here.
  • Everyone has an opinion on what the right way is to do it.
  • If you haven't made me care through your photography, then what's the point?
  • Forget what the market wants, create what you want to create.
  • I am not trying to tell you this is what it "looked like." I am trying to tell you this is what it "felt like."
I particularly enjoyed his outlook on pro's versus amateurs... Pros can take junk photos. Amateurs can take phenomenal photos. Olympians are not "pros." Are they still "real" athletes? I enjoyed hearing that he does post processing to bring forth the feeling and intention that he had for a photo. He forgets that his auto-focus is off and then shoots a set of out of focus photos. He under-exposes because he's easily distracted by shiny objects.

OMGosh... kinda like a real person that owns a camera, does wonderful things with it, and doesn't have an attitude about being "PRO" behind everything that comes out of his mouth.... what a refreshing bit of fresh air that is... 

It's this kind of person that I would love to see what is in their personal collection. What actually moved them to snap the picture, and what they did with it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A long, dreary week...

Time to catch up on those 365s!

My town
Rain drops
Phlox in Black and White
Street side Arbor
Another rainy day

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July Greeblepix entry...

Phlox in Black and White
I do love flowers in black and white. Remove the color and you get a new feel for the form of the flower. I wasn't going to throw one into the Greeblepix contest this month, but.... I'm a girl. I can change my mind :) This is actually one of my 365s for this week that I have yet to post.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Meanwhile, back in the Adirondacks...

Back to the Adirondack recap! These photos are the last from days 1.5.  Still a couple more days to go!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wandering around the backyard

I never lead you to believe...

The backyard might not seem like a very creative spot on some days, but when it's all that you have access to, or the energy for, you make the best of it. It has become my go to spot as of late, and I've overwhelmed you all with photos from my yard. For that I apologize. I don't see that changing for the Monday through Friday grind. But, I'm making the best of it. I do go out there and find SOMETHING to take a photo of. It's just a good thing that there are some things in bloom right now!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Nature is a wonderful thing...

And thank goodness it's easy to find something to take a photo of for these 365s! I'm playing catch up for the week, a little bit longer post since I'm sharing not only the 365 for the day, but for some days, others that were taken as well. We've had a bad week here. I almost dropped the ball on this project a couple times because I really just didn't care to pick up the camera and go out looking for something to take a photo of. But, it's still on. For now.










Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Moose River Plains

Moose River Plains Infrared
Adirondack Park, New York

This is my favorite infrared from the Adirondack trip over July 4th weekend. It's one of my favorite stops in this recreation area. The water was a bit higher than I've seen in the past, but the wind wasn't blowing too badly at the moment I took this, unlike some of the other photos that were taken in this area that I shared yesterday. I'm not crazy about the way pine trees come out when done in infrared, but this was one that I could definitely live with.

Stretching more than 16 miles between the two entrance gates, as the crow flies, these state lands comprise the largest block of remote public land in the Adirondacks readily accessible by motor vehicle.

The core of this area consists of 50,000 acres purchased from the Gould Paper Company in December 1963. Past logging activity and road development have had a great influence on both the natural resources of the area and use by the general public. The terrain varies from the flatness of the herb and grass plains of the Moose and Red Rivers to the gentle and often steep pitches of the adjoining forested ridges and mountains. Drainage is generally westerly or southwesterly with most ponds and streams eventually emptying into the south branch of the Moose River. Paddling along the Moose River ranges from turbo whitewater to slow meanders through isolated wilderness.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Join me on a trip to the Adirondacks...

Or, shall I say, just come see the pictures because I already went without you! I was in the mountains over the July 4th weekend. Beautiful weather. Relaxing and quiet. Well, quiet most of the time. There were a lot of people flocking to the mountains for the long weekend. A lot are just landscape shots. You'll need to forgive me for that... I didn't really take a lot of photos while I was there, however, I'll be spreading the photos out over a couple entries.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sometimes you just need to chase grasshoppers across a field...

Calling on the flying things of the universe

After a tiring day on Saturday, I took refuge in a field at my mom's house, submerging myself in the chase of grasshoppers through the grass. Peaceful. Quiet. Time to think and unwind, even for just a few minutes. 

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