I have missed what my blogging friends have been up to for about the last 7-days.
However, I was not on some fantastic holiday – I wish…oh well, let’s get back to some photography.
SANDSTONE ON CONCRETE – PHOTOGRAPHY
From time-to-time, I design a photograph that I truly believe fits in my TOP 25 PHOTOS I’VE EVER CREATED List. I did not think this photograph would be on the list when I took it. After all, it is just a rock on concrete. However, when I saw the close-up view of this; and I saw the contrast in light, and texture, and cracky-designs; and how I unconsciously arranged the sandstone and camera so that the thin point of the sandstone pointed toward the lower right-corner; and the repeating texture of the background throughout; and how there is a black & white and a color element in this one photograph; and how the eye directly is brought to the colorful sandstone as it stands out against the rough concrete; and how the long-side of the sandstone magically creates an imaginary diagonal line that goes from the upper left-hand corner, to the bottom right-hand corner. With all of these things happening in this photograph, it quickly was mentally added to my TOP 25 List.
Some people may just see a rock. Au contraire! I see beauty in the design.
Head Shot Photography
Yesterday, I photographed my daughter, Jenan. I did not want to dig out my DSLR, nor did I want to mess with flash units. Thus, I grabbed my “old” (by today’s standards in digital camera techn0logy), and trusty, PANASONIC DMC-LZ8 (circa. 2008 model).
I convinced Jenan to be my subject and she was very cooperative, which is always good for the photographer. The sky was also cooperative, providing me with soft, cloudy, ambient daylight. Any of the big catch-lights in the eyes are reflections from the biggest light source in the world – the cloudy, but bright sky.