So the photographs!
It has been a couple of weeks since I have been to Rebecca's ranch. The last time I was out I took these pictures.
|Another World's Mountain|
|I saw this picture in black and white in my head and knew I had to take it. Taken with my new lens!|
Now this picture will not win me any awards. In fact the guys at work were like, why are you taking a picture of that? It is an artist thing. We had been working in these apartments that were about 40 years old. New owners wanting to make the apartments look good. This picture is a snap shot. The fogger explains itself. The build up of dry wall dust shows all the work. It being on the carpet tells you the carpet is getting replaced. Even the state of the patio door behind the fogger tells you the state of things. It reminded me of my last job, it was a good reminder of my beginnings.
Now this picture is something special to me. This is in my studio. The picture that was published is up and finally I have put up one of my favorite moon pictures. Each of the things on that shelf have a special meaning, including the Warning sign! I love color changing lights, so I mounted a light above the moon picture and to the side on the shelf that I can change the colors on. I have LED lights up lining the shelves that I can change the colors. So I can change them with my mood! And now I can come in here and get inspired. More detail comes out of the moon shot depending on the color of light, that is cool to me! And I got a new edition to put in there, but more on that later....
We are not working in the apartments now. We are renovating an old house's flooring. Flooring as old as what is in Ginger and I's apartment! I love old antiques. I found this in the house:
Pretty cool seeing a 1902 edition of Sears catalog! And this bike was in the backyard.
Now the next picture is out front at a school. Loved the contrast and thought it would make a good black and white.
And then there is what Native Americans would call the full moon in February, the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. This is just before the night of the full moon. Put this one up so I could show the detail on the bottom of the pic.
I did find my new lens creeping down when fully extended just because it becomes unbalanced. You cannot tell unless you are in Live View and Magnified x10. So next piece of equipment, a Gimbal Head. Good thing my birthday is coming up!
So I got a surprise this week. In one of my recent posts I posted a picture of a violin and how I loved violins. I got a text from my Dad a couple of weeks later asking if I wanted my Mom's great grandfather's violin. It was in rough shape, not worth much but I could have it. Of course I did! Well, this week I received it and to me, it was beautiful, and priceless. I have some plans on photographs with it so no photographs yet, I have learned patience in letting ideas cultivate. It is not rough to me, it is weathered and I could not be prouder to have it! So now I have to build a shadow box for it and place it in my studio!
Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. I will try not to wait 3 weeks to the next post!