09 March 2015
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The setting sun was an inspiration, pushing its way through my kitchen and spreading a brazen spectrum of light over the faces of geraniums. The discovery startled and urged me to take action. I could have simply savored the way the radiance backlit the geraniums, but compulsion set into play. With awe and determination I raised my iPhone to record the scene.
The leaves were not only covered with beams, but also some were edged with that glorious light. Each leaf already had its own personality, but with the sun’s assistance: hues softened or popped, shadows became evident, colors exaggerated themselves, details were more apparent, and shapes strutted. Tiny hairs were easily identified on stems.
Immediately after the shoot, this poem floated through my synapses:
My Ode to Afternoon Light:
Translucent waves, Alternative perceptions.
Color, details, reverberations. Scattered and landing.
Subtleties obeying, sprinkling respect. Borrowing hope far from the distance.
Encountering dreams. As lines converge with absurdity.
And life is edged in light’s desires.
Tip of the Week:
It’s macro week. I thought that I’d list some areas that I heed in the process of planning and executing a macro shot.
*Focusing on the parts that make the whole.
*Using a tripod or coerce a VERY steady hand. Or lean iPhone onto or against a surface.
*Paying attention to the light, experimenting from all sides. Most important, at first sighting raise lens of choice and take shots, because often in seconds the scene that attracted you is history. In essence act immediately. Or savor the moment and just enjoy.
*Finding the sweet spot where I’m close enough, but not too close to the subject.
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1st Monday: Nature.
2nd Monday: Macro.
3rd Monday: Black and White.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.