This morning I was driving around south Austin scouting out some new locations for future shoots. Wandering down some previously unknown street I passed this house and saw nothing but colors...vibrant colors everywhere. The sun was backlighting everything in the yard...sparkles and more sparkles! My eyes were walloped with colors. I stopped the car and walked over and starting taking some pictures. About five dogs started to bark as I was snapping away. Within seconds the owner came out of the house and said "Shush" ...and they did. Then she came over to where I was shooting (outside the fence on the sidewalk) and without any introductions or anything said, "Would you like to photograph some of my art?" What was I to say???
Middle pic of The Tree of Hope in Florence's yard. We spent about an hour talking about art, life, and the weight of the world and her beloved dogs. . It was quite inspiring. I was invited to come by anytime...and I will certainly take her up on that invitation.
The portrait was shot @ ISO 200, f5, 1/60th of a second and -.05 exposure compensation with the
pop flash set to 1/8th power.
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