Week 39: Photographer’s Choice | 2017 Project 52

It was one of those weeks where I took so many pictures by the end of it I had no idea what I had shot. Or if I even had a shot I’d like enough. Ruh-roh.

The week has been… busy. Come Tuesday and I have still hadn’t picked my photo, and I couldn’t believe how much stuff was going on at work. But everything was starting to shake out by end of the day. Feeling positive about the day, about my situation… and then it was time to go through my pictures. Luckily I had something that intrigued me enough to share.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 sec, 35mm, ISO 500
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III withCanon EF35mm f/1.4L USM

I spent some time out in the backyard because the end-of-summer light was hitting the overgrown woods in such a way that the goldenrod would glow. I probably stared at it more than I took pictures of it, because the pictures didn’t do it justice. I changed my perspective, my camera settings, I got close, stepped back, zoomed in… I could not capture what I could see with my naked eye.

But I really did like the way the wild flowers made me stop and play for a while. I ended up going with a shot from below — that I converted to black and white, believe it or not. The texture of the little flowers down the stem against the bright sky, the brush around a blur making it feel more distant… the end of summer is officially here.

Week 40: Lost & Found
due 10.04.17

“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau

A prompt that can be defined — and photographed — in a number of different ways. I encourage you to write down your ideas and see which ones get you the most excited. If it’s a new technique, get out there and try it — this is a great group to share with. If it’s something you want to try again, do it. Really consider you subject though… would a different composition tell the story, should you lean in or zoom out, or maybe show movement to help tell your story? Step into the idea that you have (dare I say “get lost”) and explore what you can do with your camera.

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Yves Gagné - I’m reading a book from John Shaw. And he says that photography as nothing to do with reality. Our eyes see reality, but not the camera. Or like Michael Kenna whos says that he doesn’t want to show us the world as we see it.
Well done.