There’s nothing more awkward than seeing a tunnel-like valley as this and then a person pops up staring at you while your staring at them with a huge camera.
Its like ahhh ok, just walk on through its ok, I’ll wait, seriously, I’ll wait, I don’t want to take your picture, the brick is cool, see-look, thats why I’m taking a picture, I’m honestly not trying to be intrusive.
Yes, these are the thoughts that go through my head when these awkward moments happen.
Here in Seattle Washington it is not often that we have clouds, Let me finish…
Clouds that are interesting and dramatic!
Yes, we have clouds, often, it is very frustrating since I believe I have that seasonal affected disorder and the sun brings me Joy.
Back to my point. Taking photos in Seattle outside is difficult, cause either you have absolutely No Clouds or so much cloud coverage there is nothing to take a pic of that incorporates a cool sky,and let’s be honest, we all love a cool dramatic sky.
So on this particular evening it was fun because Finally, a Cool Sky!
Some of the time people think that the cause of their problems are at the fault of others around them, their wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, kids, friends, family, let’s be honest the list could go on forever
But what if the fault of the issue, or problem or whatever is actually that of the view.
You can’t see the big picture, something is obstructing its view. Perhaps if you find that obstruction you find the root of the issue and Bam crisis solved!
Sometimes I’ll be watching a movie, or editing pictures then all of a sudden the light changes on the carpet or floor or walls and I’m like, “AH, I bet there’s an Awesome Sunset Outside!!”
And I go running towards the window and sure enough, BAM, there it is in all its glory, showing off all its colors, textures, light, rays, and emotions.At times I can’t help but think, man do we have an awesome God to create such beautiful moments.
I love tonal range, the way an image or a scene can have such a wide tonal range and how our eyes are able to capture every last bit of it! Camera’s don’t even come close to being able to capture exactly what we see on a certain sunset, scene or moment and that is the struggle that we photographers have in trying to show exactly what we see that makes post-processing such a challenge. Thus its not the camera you hold that makes the difference its how you use it. : )
My girlfriend and I spent a weekend there, just touring around seing the sights. It was of course mostly rainy while we were there, but that didnt dampen our fun.. eh eh get it… dampen! so hilarious I know. I think the next time we go will be in July so perhaps we’ll have better luck then in getting at least a cool sky pic!
The path is short “they say” to total enlightenment, contentment, and complete ability to have a life worth smiling about. I think it starts with identifying some true emotions and aspirations. But to identify these we have to break things down. What are we all about? A common icebreaker is list three words that describe you. I say list three words that identifies you. Words that are adjectives that describes what you do every day, day in and day out that brings you that smile of total contentment. For me, you guessed it, is Color, Music and Movement. Not descriptive words that describe me like loving, caring blah blah blah that we can never completely live up to as we are all fallen short of being perfect. So do yourselves a favor and list your identifiers in the comments below. Think longer than three seconds about it too! ha.
This picture was chosen for this post because I believe it shows those three identifiers. Color in the vastness of the color presented, Music in the way that it flows up to the sky- yea, I’m stretching it there. And lastly Movement, cause our eyes move all around the photo. Perhaps this is why I like this picture a lot?
Whether you’re “Rocky” fans or not you still have heard in one form or another “Yo Adrian”. And if you know the “I did it” part then you’re just ahead of the game. This is still significant to show his motivation and drive… As they speak of in the movie, his Heart. Rocky Had it. Heart. Sometimes I lack the Heart to climb a mountain. Sometimes I lack the Heart to show people the love they deserve. Sometimes I lack the drive and the motivation to get up in the morning. But being inspired is sometimes one of the easiest things to attain. Read a quote, go outside, watch Rocky, inspiration can come by the bushels. All you gotta do is look for it, and when you see it or hear it- Accept it and apply it, and scream “Yo Adrian- I DID IT!!!” well maybe not Adrian cause that would be kinda weird. But whatever floats your boat. Heck I’ll be saying it… It floats my boat.
Well this was taken in the Badlands National Park. I thought to go a little Ansel Adams on ya and burn the sucker of all its edges even the fine edges within the photo. Also a Cool software allowed me to bring in a lot of texture to the foreground along with the background so the details really “pop” there’s that word again – pop. Read my earlier post to know what I’m talking about.
The time for change comes from a moment of inspiration, a feeling, a pulse that derives from the brain and into action. I guess thats my life as a photographer right now. I want to learn more, do more, and experience more in the field. Aaron Nace is helping with me with that Click Here to see his great stuff! Later folks!