Sixteen years ago today our country changed for ever when it was attacked without provocation by Al–Qaeda! That aside I have been absent from my blog for several weeks only posting occasionally mainly family events.
So this morning I go to the doctor to have a series of tests to find out what is going on with my health. I am prepared for the worst but hoping for the best. I apologize for letting the blog languish for these many weeks.
I have lost my passion for creativity because of other worries. Hopefully after tomorrow I can get that all behind me and get back to doing what I love the most, which is taking images.
Last night as I was eating dinner I notice the setting sun casting this beautiful light (with shadows) on some pebbles on our patio. I was motivated to grab a camera and make an image. 🙂
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Some more images for you today although the subject of the images is not that important it is more about the quality of light that is revealing the subjects that make them stand out as images. I think as one progresses in their photography they become more acutely aware of the quality of the light as much and perhaps even more so than the subject itself.
I have a long way to go in becoming a better photographer but I am now paying far more attention to the light on my subject as well as the subject itself. Both are important and there are times when the subject needs to be captured regardless of the quality of the light. Having said that the quality of the light only enhances and elevates the subject even more.
This image is a good representation of what I’m trying to say. The image itself is not note worthy. It is not tack sharp and it is a butt shot as well, but the softness of the light on the heron and on the water makes the image worthy of viewing in my mind.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂
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Challenging day yesterday. I went to lunch with my friend Steve and after lunch we had about 20 minutes so we took a drive on some of the black top roads around Maquoketa looking for harvest scenes. In all that time we only found one combine in harvest mode and it was far enough away that it didn’t make for a good image.
I found this harvest scene on the way home. I was actually following the sun and trying to find something worth shooting in that nice orange light.
About 4 years ago I shot this old corn crib at sunset. I decided to make an image of it again last evening. The lighting was quite a bit different four years ago but I’m happy with this image.
I am getting anxious about my up coming surgery. My right eye is so foggy now it is really affecting my vision. So I’m anxious to get it done so I can see properly again.
I had seen this old police car a couple of weeks ago coming back from Cedar Rapids. But it was early in the afternoon and the light was harsh. Last night I had the soft light of the setting sun to work with and it caressed this old car in its orange beauty. That sounds a little sappy as I reread it but what the heck it was a wonderful light. 🙂
I’m still working on the Halloween House images and video. I should have it ready for a post later in the week.
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Happy Hump Day! I stopped by the Duck Pond yesterday on my lunch break and was able to get fairly close to the swans. The light was high and bright but I was more interested in getting a shot of the swans than trying to make a prize-winning image. They seem to be doing well, although there is little water left in the marsh, it appears they are doing what is necessary to stay fed and safe. One of the dangers they will face before too much longer is when they start to fly. There are some high voltage power lines on the North side of the pond and they’ll have to navigate beyond them.
I love this time of year and the harvest. I enjoy the softer light on my evening commute and the machines in the fields harvesting the crops. I saw a half-dozen combines in fields on the way home last evening but this one the only one that I could get a safe place to park and capture a couple of images.
Another field where the harvest is completed. A couple of grain wagons sit at the far end of the field and they have already baled up the corn stalks.
So you can expect to see a fair amount of harvest type images in the month ahead. I really enjoy shooting the process and the wonderful warm colors of Fall.
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