Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We all can remember a time when we were children when there was a certain peace with the universe, a deep understanding of joy, maybe because we did not have the need to control or the inhibitions that grow on us as we grow. This picture reminded me of that fact when I think about being a child on the beach.
The other shot that evoked this idea for me was actually the assignment originator, Ellisa at http://ellisaathousandwords.blogspot.com/
In one of her shots, her little boy is standing in the surf, with his arms stretched open to the waves. It is a great visual metaphor for how we should approach life, open, willing, and welcoming.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
One of the great things that go along with the fso are the posts. Some people really write funny or profound posts to go along with their photos. I did have a favorite post this week that went along with the fso. It was from Barry and his fso can be found at http://anexplorers.blogspot.com/2009/10/friday-my-town-shootout-sunrisesunset.html
His post is well-written and poetic--definitely worth a read!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well, this assignment was a good one since the lighting is so unique at these times of day. I realized that I am rarely outside of my house at sunrise or sunset. So, some of these pictures were taken at dusk. I love getting moon shots. Also, I had to include a shore shot since there is no place better at sunrise or sunset than at the beach. I hope you enjoy!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
My first favorite comes from the assigner for this week Carrie at http://westportwa.blogspot.com/
I love the shot of the kids all lined up together. That one represents to me what is great about silhoette shots, which is capturing an overall mood or idea without the distraction of details--the concept in art of balancing "universal versus personal".
My other favorite comes from Jen who is one of my favorite photographers in the FSO. She's the one that picks the shots of the week. I recommend all of her shots and posts. However, I really liked the one of the bride and groom with the wine (I think it is wine). I really like the color of the liquid in contrast with the bride and groom silhoettes. As an aside, I also love the picture of Jen herself against that beautiful stained glass.
For my blog, I have been contemplating how to layout my different blogs and have been so inspired by the FSO, that I have decided to make this blog my photography blog. I am going to do reviews and discussions of the creative process on another blog spiritsoflena.com
It took a lot for me to finally have the courage to jump into the visual arts. Since my strength has always been in the area of writing, I focused most of my energy there. However, I was always drawn to the visual arts. Finally, I decided to not let fear hold me back from my passion.
At first, I thought that I would try it and exhaust this passion. What I have found, though, is greater passion for it and a deep enjoyment. So, I am going to really delve into photography and practice all the past assignments and really try to self-educate through this process. I am going to blog about my progress because comments are really helpful in the growth process.
To see some really great photographs from all over the world, check out http://www.mytownshootout.blogspot.com/
On the left side of this site are the names and places of those who take amazing photos of their towns.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I have to thank Carrie at http://westportwa.blogspot.com/ for this assignment. It really had me thinking a lot about light in photographs and the shapes of objects in a new way. I felt like I learned a lot just from contemplating these things.
Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
My first favorite photo comes from Germany. The door is just wonderful. http://thepinkbirdhouse.blogspot.com/
My second is a perspective shot by Sarah Lulu. I just love it! It is the one of the walkway to the water. http://serendipitylulu.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-photo-shoot-out-building.html
Both of these places are outside of the US and I am extremely thrilled to get to see these places on a personal level!