I have continued on in Kat Sloan’s journey of Finding Your Eye. This being the journey of inspiration. The first prompt is about problem solving. I had written before, in the earlier course, that I had gone out to complete an assignment but my son was less than thrilled to be there when all was said and done. I wasn’t able to get the multiple shots of one subject because I had to keep moving to keep him from constant complaining. Don’t get me wrong, I rather have the company, but he was a pest that day. I did end up getting some amazing shots and even learned what inspires me. I felt pushed to the limit with his constant complaining but I pushed myself on, knowing we wouldn’t get that opportunity again anytime soon. I have only had one other time since then that I had to really push myself along, on my bike, but need to remember I should do it anyway because the results can be amazing instead of not at all. I need to learn how to get around my picture taking shyness. I used to think that pictures with too much light in them were wasted. I have learned how to make those photos work for me. And they can be quite beautiful. (I apologize that some of you have seen me post these pictures for other challenges but they fit here too well.)
1. Taken on the son complaining day; the extra light in the truck shot created a rainbow and sunburst. 2. Taken the day I pushed myself on while out on my bike; I was able to change the actions in Photoshop Elements in the clock shot to enhance the clock. 3. Taken the day I set out to another part of town but became creatively shy with all the crowds out and about; the light behind the leaves make the bokeh part glow.
Currently, other than shyness, I am experiencing shadows. Shadows I am bummed to find in the photos when I get them on the computer. Shadows I try to play with in Photoshop Elements but can’t always manipulate. I need to learn how to view photos better before clicking, or make sure I stand in different spots to get multiple angles. I always get some extra surprises when I go out to shoot, so I just need to keep pushing myself along to become better at overcoming the not so positive that we sometimes face.