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Photo 101 – Day Thirteen: Moment and Motion

Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s these small moments, this motion, that we love to document.
Think about the fleeting moments you experience each day — from a quiet moment with your child to a busy commute through the subway, among strangers. What will you share with us?
Today’s Tip: Movement is a great way to convey time and fleetingness.

While camping I tried to capture the bird taking off. This meant I had to let it eat steal (several times I might add) the leftover chorizo and egg I had cooked for breakfast. Sigh
Unfortunately, this bird didn’t want to cooperate and got a full belly before I was able to take the shot I wanted.
Boooo
It’s all good, I am still going to share with you the bird taking off, beak full of food, from the pan. She was quite entertaining. She amused me.

Oh and I think this bird is a Yellow-headed Blackbird female.
Looks over to the distance
Hello, my bird expert? Are you reading my blog still? Am I correct? 🙂

Photo 101 – Day Ten: Mystery & Lighting Effects

Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. Intrigue us with uncertainty.

Today’s Tip: To stretch yourself, manipulate the light available to you to create a particular effect — use it to cast shadows and highlights to create a moody image. Work with natural light, or find an artificial light source

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When you’re lost and forever feeling too deeply
Open your eyes to a world of beautiful wonder,
The greatest treasures are found
On a journey in which those feelings are followed.

Follow your own path

 

Photo 101 – Day Nine: Warmth

Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image.
When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.
Today, capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. And if the sun is nowhere to be found, don’t worry! You can interpret warmth in a different way.

I was playing around and this is what I came out with… just a simple iris flower opening up to the warmth of the sun.

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Leave me to bask
In the warmth of this tranquility
Even for the smallest while
Before the frigid cold consumes me…

Photo 101 – Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines

A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature.
A photographer notices big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — but also the tiniest details, like the subtle bends in bare branches in the Nevada desert:
Capture the natural world with your camera: document a moment outside, big or small. From a panorama snapped during your morning hike to a close-up of a leaf in your yard, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us.

I read these words “A good photographer is…” for my next assignment and I froze. That ugly negative voice appeared in my head telling me – well — I won’t tell you what it was telling me and I rather tell you that I pushed those thoughts aside and went hunting. 🙂
This is my interpretation of my natural world, the natural lines the stormy clouds created with the sun behind them and the moon rising above.

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Photo 101 – Day Seven: Big

Today, let’s go big. Whether inside or outside, photograph something of massive size. Feel free to interpret big in your own way, and get creative with your shot. Capture all or just part of the subject. Place it in the foreground so it takes up the entire frame. Or shoot it from afar so it appears smaller — yet still prominent.

My interpretation of big.

The moon was so bright and big that it was hard to miss. I took the first shot with my iPhone and then raced to my car to get my Canon and try to focus on the moon.
There’s are my results.

Sigh
I wish I had a zoom lens… 🙂

Photo 101 – Day Six: Connect

In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever before.
There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

day6 -- connectTo me…

Every one of us
Is connected
When we embrace
That connection
And realize that
Not only are we
Connected to one another
But to all living things
And to the universe
Then life becomes
The happiness that it is meant to be.

We are here
To experience
To live
To learn.

There are a few here
On this realm of existence
Who have evolved
Who are willing
To share their knowledge
Wisdom and love.

All one needs to do
Is to begin the search
Open your eyes
Your mind
Your heart
Let that natural goodness prevail.

This connection
That we all share
Will someday get us to where
We all so desperately crave to be
Living in joy
Living in peace
Where all of us are truly free…

Photo 101 – Weekend One: Experiment with Composition

It’s time to take a break from our daily themes, so enjoy your days off. Use the weekend to catch up, tackle themes for which you didn’t have photos, or practice techniques you’ve learned.

I hope you aren’t tired of my beach pictures and you like my composition experiment.
Oh, and my poem.  🙂

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A gull riding the gusts of wind
A boat sailing across the sea
Running wild into the ocean
Just letting it be
Daring to be yourself no matter what others may think
Living life openly without looking back
Freedom

Photo 101 – Day Five: Solitude

Day Five: Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds”
We’re excited about today’s theme, solitude. In addition to thinking about what it means to you, also consider the placement of the subject in your shot. How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place?

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Like this spider,
there are days where I enjoy my solitude
Do you know why?
Because…
Of those great moments,
the ones where epiphanies occur,
be they on the bathroom,
or overlooking a stunning view,
they occur more often than not,
in solitude.