Friday, June 7, 2013

So...You May or May Not Really Care

If you decide you really don't care about this topic, feel free to whizz through the entire post at warp speed, submit a comment below something like, "That was fascinating!" and go back to whatever you were doing.  You're happy, I'm cluelessly happy, and life is good again.

So, I'm taking an online photography class.  It's about training your eye to see things differently and therefore the hope is to improve your photography.  Each week has a different topic and you are given assignments to take pictures related to that topic.  This week we were encouraged to be aware of the light and the effects of light (color saturation, shadows, etc.).

I found this really rather amazing.  As with so many things, once you're tuned into it, you really do see things differently.  I found that sometimes the shadows of a thing are more interesting than the thing itself.  And I realized that I was unaware how many things reflect light.

We were only allowed to post five of our pictures to the class website.  I enjoyed the exercise very much and was really happy with all of my shots, so friends, you are being subjected to all of them here.

[If you haven't dozed off already, you have permission to start whizzing through at any time.]

Dark room, early morning light through the blinds.

This was seriously early morning; the sun was barely up.  It's the juxtaposition to the dark room that makes it seem so bright.  I'm sure there is a life correlation here, but I'll leave that to you.


Call me crazy.  I was surprised at how much the sun is reflected in the leaves.

Window blinds reflecting on the black granite.

At first I thought this was a bad shot and was going to trash it.  Then I noticed the pinwheel shadow that the flower cast.  Unintentional and charming.

This shot was taken with the sun on the flowers.

In this one the flowers were in the shade.  The colors pop more.

I don't even remember now what cast this shadow, but I like the shot.

If you made it this far, you're a real trooper.  Thanks for letting me share.

From my world to yours - just a frame away.



  1. So which 5 did you submit for class?

    My favorite is the palm tree shadow.

  2. I submitted the second pic of the leaves, the blinds on the granite, the palm tree shadow, the pinwheel shadow from the blue flower, and the second pic of the bougainvillea. I really like the palm tree shadow too, Jeni. Took that at the car wash, waitin' for my car. Who woulda thought.

  3. Jeni, I thought you would appreciate my use of the word "juxtaposition". That was for you.

  4. Yes, your stellar vocabulary was noticed...and appreciated. :)