Morning Walk

Morning Walk

Morning Walk

When I went to this place this morning I hadn’t planned on shooting this spot with a person. I expected to be alone when I went to this place and shoot a nice tranquil lonely path. As you can see, there was a man on the path when I got there. He was doing what I assume was his morning exercise walking back and forth on the path.

I think that I achieved the shot I wanted to get and even more. My goal here was to create a photograph with a warm, peaceful feeling. The morning sunlight was warm and shone through the green soon-to-be orange trees. The path was quiet and the green foliage mixed with the warm morning sunlight on the ground gave the scene a dreamlike peaceful feeling. That’s the scene I set out to capture. Since the man was unexpectedly walking through my nice warm and peaceful dreamscape my shot transformed into something more. To me, the man looked like he had something on his mind; like he was contemplating heavily about something important. So with this man added into my peaceful scene, my image’s theme transformed into “contemplating in a peaceful place”.

All this goes to show how it’s easy to set out to photograph something specific that will have good results but the unexpected can bring different, maybe even “better” results. But I guess in the end, “better” is in the eye of the beholder.

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Lately I love the light.

Lately I love the light.

A month or so ago I decided to move my blog over to my 500px page but now I’m thinking it was a bad idea. I love 500px, but I don’t think it’s a suitable home for my blog. WordPress generates more traffic and anyways, I like the customization I get here at WordPress. So, with all that said, you can continue to come here to read my blog and to see more of my photography you can find me on Facebook or 500px.

Lately, I’ve been dying to get out and take photos. Anything and everything makes me want to take photos but I haven’t had much time recently. Today, I thought of an idea to help me from exploding from lack of photographic opportunities. During my class I have a twenty-minute break that I usually just sit through. Now, I’ve decided to go out during the break two to three times a week to take photos. It won’t be a long photo shoot or anything but I think it will help me relax and feel good about my photography. The above photo is my favorite from today. Enjoy!