Happy Hump Day. Sorry for the absence. I’ve mainly been processing images from Saturday’s shoot and with other things going on there just hasn’t been time to post. I haven’t touched my camera since Saturday. I can already tell that the 365 project was somewhat successful because it made me shoot and learn everyday. Now the things “I have to do” seem to get in the way of shooting. I’m going to have to do something about that.
Just a couple of reflections and then it’s off to work. I had never been to Rustic Park in Lost Nation. It is a park like so many in small towns. A great place to gather and share fellowship with family and friends. Someone is an amazing artist / carver because there are many dead trees in the park and they have all been reincarnated into wonderful sculptures of wildlife. Everything from bears to eagles. I shot most of them and will share them from time to time on this blog.
I went back to Rustic Park on Monday after work to rethink my shooting location. As I’ve been processing the images I haven’t been happy with the background I chose. So I walked the park again (second guessing myself) and there are not a lot of places to shoot with a pleasing background. Some of the places that would have been a little better were in the harsh sunlight, which would have made everyone squint and it would have been difficult to keep from over exposing parts of the image.
Other areas where I thought about using on Saturday were confirmed on Monday that they would not have been a good choice. So while I was technically unhappy with the background, it in fact was the best the park had to offer at that time of day under those lighting conditions.
Each time I shoot I learn new things or I remember why I’m not supposed to do what I just did. For something that, on the surface seems so simplistic, point a camera at something and snap a picture it is devilishly complicated. There are times when I sit here looking at an image and think, what a piece of crap this is. Then the next morning with fresh eyes and a clear mind I can see a totally different image and process it accordingly. These are just some of the things I love about photography. The more I do the more I want to do. The more I fail the more I want to achieve.
So as I’m processing these images from the shoot I am really berating myself on the technical mistakes I made and the choice of background, and a hundred other things. Then I look at the image again and think, wow that’s pretty damn good and what memories it captures. <sigh>, such is the nature of life, isn’t it.
Thank you for stopping by. Sorry for the lack of posts and images of late. I’ll get back on track. Oh and by the way I delivered the images of the family I showed on the blog last week and he was thrilled with them. That certainly made my day. 🙂
Enjoy your midweek hump day and be careful. It’s HOT! A friend of mine says that Summer and hot weather is God’s revenge on fat people. 🙂