It’s my favorite time of the year again. Fall! I love how the leaves change color every year so it seemed fitting one day to gather up some of the leaves my kids and I found while out walking through the neighborhood. For the backlighting I placed the leaves on parchment paper suspended over a warm light. From there it was all downhill making minor edits and composing all the leaves into one larger image. The result is a piece I call “The Colors of Fall”. I hope you enjoy 😀
I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to spend some time in Singapore recently and even more fortunate to have a camera with me. The country is a easy place to visit and has many great sites to see. Best of all is the integration of the natural foliage into almost every building and structure on the island.
My grandmother’s neighbors in southern Utah erected this beautiful red barn in the field behind their houses. The light smoke from nearby forest fires added a little texture to the hills behind at dusk. For some reason this is what I imagine when I think about what it would be like to grow up as part of a farming community. While I enjoy my suburban life at times I think it would be wonderful to see something so beautiful every day.
It was a late night out in the middle of nowhere just to get a couple great shots of the Milky Way and the stars in general. While I did catch a few pictures of the Milky Way directed towards the galactic center this feature image is probably my favorite. Sometime, hopefully soon, I plan on writing in a little more detail how I took the photo and what kind of gear, setting, timing you would need to do this yourself. It really is a neat experience that is worth enjoying at least once in a lifetime.
Uncertainty in the future is the worst. Never knowing if something will succeed or if it will fail feels like certain failure. Odd that we as humans think this way, but nonetheless it is the case all too often. Regardless of what the success criteria may be, I have none, I’m happy to keep things simple and share what I love with the world. If no one reads this great. If someone reads this great, and welcome to my world. This blog is dedicated to better understanding the art of photography, an art I still know very little about. So here’s to a new-‘ish’ beginning.