19 October 2015
Let me know which you prefer and why. Click on each image to enlarge.
(Note: I am going on holiday from Wednesday through the weekend. I will have limited access to a computer, but will have some. If you plan to enter this week’s challenge, please do it by early Wednesday morning. While I can use my iPhone to answer comments, that’s the limit of my ability to use WP on my iPhone.)
“Ode to Light:”
Light breaks moods, secludes attention.
Light spreads its charity, falls and rises.
Light carries hearts to impossible heights, bending emotions.
Light finds targets and rejects others.
Light’s fragility provokes borderless dimensions.
Light’s tactical defenses creates poetic trajectories, free to land and free to be set free.
Light glows across distances and its dark side cries in silence.
When it disappears, perception reunites with the unknown. ~~ Sally W. Donatello
In the Lens section are two images. The first is an inverted version of the second (the original). While contemplating the alterations that occurred in the first photograph, I realized: While I used the app FX Photo Studio to invert it to produce a negative, natural light could have accomplished similar or the same effects.
Direction of light is one of the keys to a successful image. My first photograph is seemingly front lit and the second back-lit. These images remind me that on a photo shoot, I am constantly aware of where the light emanates as well as its ability to draw my attention or not.
Each stilled image is dependent upon the presence or absence of light rays to generate its presence or finale. Low key images versus high key images are the extreme. To have a successful photograph is the result of light’s forces and its fickleness.
I admit to my feet of clay: following the light as the day moves through its cadence. You also can find me at many strategic places to watch the sunset.
I’m trying to persuade myself to rise for the sun’s introduction to a day. It’s a tough one: morning is not my best time to linger over the sun’s first sighting, to witness it’s start on its East-West directional.
Tip of the Week:
Recently, I was talking with a friend who has 70,000 photos on his computer, which is a staggering number. This knowledge of his photographic archive forced me to confront my own conundrum about my thousands of photographs–a common problem: how to keep them in a safe place?; How to be assured that they are there for my current use and beyond? I have a love/hate relationship with external drives and have used them in the past. But they are not always reliable. My “security” plan is: 1. Use flash drives regularly to back-up new photographs 2. Use Google drive to save new photographs. After that conversation with my friend, who knows much much more than I do about computer technology, I decided to get an external drive (3.). My point is to encourage you to develop your own system to assure that your photographs or documents or … will be there when you want to access them. By the way, I always print a hard copy (4.) of my blog posts. The stack rests where I can see it. Even if WordPress self-destructs I have a copy of my work on Lens and Pens by Sally. There is much to consider and we need to continue to monitor the safety of the “stuff” on our computers. Let me know what you do to safeguard your work.
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Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. My photographs for the mobile photography challenge are taken with an iPhone 6.
If you’d like to join this Mobile Photography Challenge, please click here for details and history of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact me. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming challenges:
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, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.