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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Down Time: Camera+

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 Last Wednesday I went to the skin doc, being a redhead it's most important to stay on top of any skin anomalies. He zapped one issue and gave me an antibiotic prescription for another. After two days of taking Doxycycline....my health went down hill fast! So I went from whistling in spring and getting my bike rack on the Jeep, to being a zombie, horrible migraine headache, upset stomach no energy...just horrible! Today is my first day back from the abyss, mentally and physically. I have missed taking pictures, being outside and enjoying the early spring weather and fulfilling obligations....hopefully it is behind me now!
I did however take my car to the shop early on Monday morning based on a prior appointment, and a warranty that was running out on repairs. As I drove through the valley the mist and fog was heavy and I yearned to make some images, but still under the weather and stomach not quite settled I drove on. My friend Steve knowing how sick I was picked me up at the car dealer. I asked to drive back through Loch Raven as I knew the fog would still be hanging over the lake and I just wanted some fresh air. I watched from the car as he made images with his "big camera." After sitting there for a while I began to feel better and the scene moved me to get out of the car and make a few snaps with my iPhone.
I was loving the smell of the freshness of the air in the pines around the lake, the sounds of distant calls from the Canada Geese through the cool morning mist and the serenity of the fog filled scene. I even thought how nice it would be to live on a lake! Thanks everyone for the well wishes, my Hopkins Students for their understanding and Steve for helping out! Looking forward to conducting another day long iPhone Workshop this Friday at Chesapeake Systems in Baltimore. Its not too late to sign up......join me and learn about making and processing beautiful images with your iPhone.
This image demonstrates a compositional idea I convey in my "Art of Seeing" presentation. When you have animals, people, cars, bikes etc...moving in an image it is always better to have them move into the frame like the goose in the first image above than move out of the frame like the goose in this image heading out of the frame and pushed up against the frame with no room to move....
Hope to see you in the classroom or in the field soon! It is a blessing, I am thankful for, to move about the cabin freely and make images! Keep shooting!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the.minimalist feel to these. Glad you are feeling better.

    Debbi K.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie...glad to be back so to speak.

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  2. Lovely images (as always). Good to see the redhead back up again!

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    1. Thanks Ellery, glad to walking around with the living again!

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  3. Hypnotically calming and rejuvenating images. Good for the body and mind. Wish you speedy recovery.
    Andrew

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    1. Thank you Andrew, definitely on the rebound. I appreciate your well wishes!

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