From a Box Brownie, to the latest digital gear, it is all just tools, or a means of stating who we are, at various points in time. The sophistication of our images has more to do with our personal growth, than the equipment that we acquire along the way.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
A Kiss of Light.....
Photographers are full of sayings, cliches, and puns....you know, "less is more", "keep it simple stupid", and "just a sweet kiss of light", to recall a few. So far, I had never paid much attention to any of that stuff....just shoot what makes me happy. Yesterday evening, while doing the "burnt offerings' again, I wandered out into the back yard to check out the flowers, and took a few shots. When I was just about done, and ready to tend to the BBQ, I saw this little blossom, hiding down in the shade all by itself, and the lighting was very poor. I poked my camera lens down to get a view through the viewfinder, and as I did so, the setting sun somehow decided to send a little shaft of light right onto this rose blossom. Immediately I pressed the shutter button, and grabbed a couple of shots of it....yup, finally I got me a little "kiss of light" that turned this from a poorly lit rose, into one that immediately gave me the old buzz up my spine when I know the shot was better than I had planned on. The old guys saying of "f8 and be there" is one that worked big time, this time. Hope you enjoy it a wee bit, and it is likely to be my last rose posting of the year.....Cheers, and take time to smell the roses!!