Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Find Your Eye - New Light Photo Shoot

I went out early yesterday morning to enjoy this beautiful, cooler weather that has arrived in Arkansas. I dug out my hammock that has been put up during the hot summer and laid down watching the leaves of the trees play in the wind. I began to think about photography and the next assignment for Find Your Eye at Kat Eye View Of The World. We were to look at the photos we’ve taken and determine what light we normally shoot in. Then, we were to try using a new light. I'd looked at my photos and realized that I take mostly nature shots in the shade or diffused light. I just hadn't decided on which new light I would shoot. An idea hit me, why not take shots using the early morning sunlight.

This was the perfect time to shoot with new light. I got up from my comfortable posistion and took over 100 photos of my hammock in the light. I really enjoyed it. The light was beautiful even on an ordinary hammock.

Some of my shots were similar to my nature photography, they were close up, focused on a small part of the hammock.
Light can be beautiful in many ways, like the bokeh created by the sun on the chain.
I did step back and include more in my shots and I liked those, too.
From the beginning, I was getting some shots that I liked, So, I didn’t get discouraged or frustrated. I really only quit when the sun got too high. I enjoyed this new experience and I’m looking forward to specifically searching out the light more often.
"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."
~ Aaron Rose ~

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  1. Cathy,
    I can tell you really had fun doing this. Love the photos, especially the second one. The texture of the rope and the bokeh really make it lovely!

  2. Cathy,
    What lovely shots! And interesting subject. The lines and textures of the ropes and the patterns they create are so appealing. Early morning light was obviously inspirational.

  3. I love this series of shots....and the light you chose was delicious. Right on my taste. I feel like I was right there with you next to the hammock. We might have had to get into a tussle to see who would get to recline in it first. Well done.

  4. I love this early morning light. These hammock photos are beautiful. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. How fun, from relaxing in the hammock to capturing the hammock. The fun of the experience just comes through it your words and images. The sun is so wonderful and life-giving, I'm glad you tried it out in your images too. You found beautiful light and an interesting subject. So excited for you! Thanks for the recommendation on the classes too!

  6. These are wonderful! My favorite is the first one. I'd like to be lying in your hammock looking at that light through the trees. Great job of exploring new light.

  7. From something ordinary to something extraordinary...your images are truly wonderful. I especially like the second one because of the contrast of the white hammock against the softly focused flowers and greenery of your yard. Inviting to say the least! Thanks, too, for sharing the quote at the end of your post--perfect for this assignment.


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