Why do you take pictures? What makes you pick up your camera? Is it just the beauty of the scene? Or the smile on someone's face? I'm sure it is different for each of us, but this morning, I remembered what it is for me. Because even before I turned on the coffee machine, I … Continue reading ABOUT THE LIGHT – Marilyn Armstrong
#FOWC - SUNSHINE LESSENED BY SUMMER #RDP - CREATES TREES AND PATHS DAPPLED IN LIGHT I am not confused by the dappling of the paths and lawns. That's the way the shady part of summertime looks. My problem is entirely grammatical. Sunshine lessened through summer leaves IS or ARE dappled? I keep thinking the "sunshine" … Continue reading DAILY PROMPTS: SUNSHINE LESSENED BY SUMMER LEAVES IS DAPPLED – Marilyn Armstrong
The Japanese maple in our garden came home in our car from its birthplace in Maryland. It was just a sprig, planted in a bucket. Eleven years later … It’s a real tree now. Not entirely grown up. More like a leggy adolescent. But still, it's a long way from its bucket days. Because so … Continue reading JAPANESE MAPLE – FROM BABY TO TEENAGER
THURSDAY PHOTO PROMPT November. Just when we think the gold of autumn is fading, the sun sets the world on fire. Reflections of bronze leaves glow golden as sunlight skims the water. Wild birds floating on a river of fire. Reflection and refraction are transformation, summer's final bonfire.
When talking about photography, English doesn't cut it. As it turns out, Japanese does. The Japanese have a word for everything, it seems. I just learned "komorebi." It means "sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees," and by extension, the natural filtering of light through anything. Like glass or curtains, for example. It's just the word I've needed. … Continue reading KOMOREBI AND BOKEH: JAPANESE – THE PHOTOGRAPHY LANGUAGE
The "Golden Hour" is a misnomer. It doesn't last even close to an hour. Sometimes, if you are lucky, it lasts a full quarter of an hour before it's gone. It's that time of day which we also call "twilight." At the end of the afternoon, but before sunset. It is that time when the … Continue reading THE GOLDEN HOUR IS JUST 15 GLORIOUS MINUTES
CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2016 WEEK 13 I have a few interesting pictures for this week's entry. It rained most of the week and The Cold That Never Ends left me with very little energy to venture out. There are always pictures to take. As the season advances, the light is changing, bringing the … Continue reading LATE AFTERNOON SUNLIGHT – CEE’S ODDBALL PHOTO CHALLENGE