"You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being it is possible to have real communication with the earth, which is the highest form of prayer." Thich Nhat Hanh
I have a lot of light modifiers for lighting small objects and glass. Some of them needed repair which I did this morning. So then I made up a little test to make sure everything was back to tip top shape.
Well nothing better to show today than three roses curling in the heat shot through the front window. With temps pushing up against one hundred for the past several days....I have not had the courage to mosey outside bristling with creative urges and find something to shoot.
I did have a couple of paid jobs this weekend...outside....sports...in the gawd awful heat. I was drinking continuously throughout the day downing cold water, ice tea, and a ice cold Gatorade from the cooler that was smothered in ice.
To the weather I say - please cool down! Autumn cannot come fast enough.
One of my ongoing projects of many ongoing projects is to separate selected images into categories.
I've always loved this shot of Monica..the body tension against the solid rock is very palpable.
The image was taken with my first digital camera the Nikon D80 which came out around 2008.
At only 10MB and with the kit 18-135mm lens it proves once again that the camera is the least thing to worry about in the chain of photographic events. Here the natural light, full shade is what makes the image for me.
The past several days we've had these majestic clouds up there with the weathermen saying it was going to bring rain. So far no rain - maybe tomorrow. In the meantime I thought I'd capture some of these fluffy white "mountains".
Down by the pond with yucky spreads of pond scum.
When the water was real high up the side of the pond the usual slimy pond scum grew. When
the Texas heat is turned up and the water recedes we end up with blankets of paper thin dried
membranes of yuck.
Since I worked both Saturday and Sunday and those pictures are proprietary to the client I don't have much to show. Except in between making the paid for images I pointed the camera skyward to capture some neat cloud coverage.
Granted this is a bit on the macabre side but I was going for a crime scene look...back towards the dark end of the parking garage. You know, we've all been there stepping a little more quickly toward the elevator...
Not much time to get out there and wander with my camera. Prepping a tabletop is taking up my time. Collecting props and paint. Ripping newspapers into tiny pieces...paper mache? Doodling some primary sketches. Searching colors wherever I can see them. More to come.