Just out taking a walk at dusk, surrounded by farmers’ fields of corn and other crops. A green, wet smell of rapid growth was present, accompanied by the kazoo-like sounds the insects make at this time of evening. It was heavenly.
There is a house near us that has a spectacular farm – right in the middle of our suburb. They grow corn, tomatoes, onions, squashes and gourds, berries and some flowers. Their plot is huge. We walked the dogs by there tonight as the sun was going down, and it was still 95 degrees.
This isn’t really the picture I’ve been wanting to take (I have plant fatigue).
As you may recall, I am working on filling the creative ‘well.’ Anyone got any suggestions? I’ve been avoiding TV, doing some repetitive mending chores, reading my book on overcoming creative blocks and some other assorted stuff.
This was the cool sky that was outside our front door this evening. Hope it means that spring is coming!
Went to the bookstore today and picked up Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting From the Heart. I really like it! They share the philosophy that the best photos are as much (or more) about the feelings captured as they are about technical perfection or flawless execution. I’m off to read!
The @dailyshoot challenge for today was to get a picture that captured the weather for the area. The sky was too burned out to make a good picture (in my opinion), so I waited until dusk and took a picture out on the deck with one of the pups while she was watching a rabbit. The sky is just starting to get that pinkish color at the horizon – the kind that starts to appear near dark in the early fall. I got a massively good picture of that pink about this time last year in this photo.
Wow. It has been more than a month since I posted here. I’m gonna fall WAY short of my 365 goal this year!
I took this picture of the new Art Tatum memorial outside the Lucas County Arena on my way home. Think the blue glow is neat. Turns out I lined it up just right next to the columns of the building behind it – and I didn’t even plan it that way.
It’s been just about a year since I started trying to take pictures every day. I fell of the wagon for a bit, and I still often let other things get in the way of working with the camera. I’ll keep trying, though. Thanks to everyone who visits and posts suggestions and comments. For 2010 I plan to continue this experiment!
Passed these while heading home at sunset…
This is the other photo of the theater that turned out pretty good…no traffic in the shot!
Swung by the theater on the way home and took a few pictures from the parking lot across the street. Some of the other pictures came out better, more centered or with no traffic driving by…but I kind of like this one best after all and it was a lucky catch to have people waiting around outside for their show.
Spooky at sundown by the river…