Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A little blurry obsession

While at a pumpkin patch recently, I waved my camera at a few pumpkins. I kept the shutter speed open a bit in hopes to find a happy accident: perhaps a blurry patch of orange? Alas all I saw was white. If I were by myself, I would have played with the shutter speed. But I had to keep up with two children who were super happy that they were out and about.

I forgot all about my little experiment until I uploaded my photos today. And guess what, my pumpkin photo wasn't white at all. I could see a lovely hint of orange and pink. I decided to darken it in Photoshop and this is what I got:

I'm in love. There's something about the colors and the light swirls.
I really wanted to wave the camera at something else. But it's night time and the kids are in bed. So I decided to go on a WWW trip. I went around the world and had a blast.

These beauties are going to be backgrounds for something.
For what? Uhm ... not sure. For something I'm sure :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I love photography!

Lately I'm too busy taking care of little ones, keeping up with housework and catching up with my e-course. I've had no time for my photography. Well, other than to preserve various moments of my kids childhoods. Even those are often quick snapshots, because 5 other things are waiting to be done at the same time.

I'm so glad that my e-course calls for a bit of creative photography this week. It's not about the technically perfect shot, but the shot that moves your emotion in funny ways.

Here I photographed a string of pumpkin lights by moving my camera in various ways.

It gives these (cheap) pumpkins a bit of personality, does it not?

This makes me want to do "A photo a day" blog. Ah, can I really handles this? ;)