Recently I have been outside enjoying the last days of Summer where I live in South Australia. I have been noticably absent, but I can’t appologise for it. I decided to tear myself away and come inside long enough to share with you one of the incredible sunsets that have been keeping me away from I AM.
I have never participated in this challenge before, but I stumbled upon it at Skinnywinch’s blog page and this image came to my mind. Taken from the front door step of my home. The sunsets where I live cast amazing light onto the clouds sometimes.
The weather outside today was perfect! This isn’t a photo of today, but the same perfect sky visited us. Blue with puffy clouds, can’t get much better. Warm, but not hot. Cool, but not cold. It was just the sort of day for spending outdoors, which we did.
How to photograph air? It reminds me of the conundrum of explaining the wind to children. Hard to do and near impossible for them to understand. I do love a challenge though, so here is my first photo of AIR.
If you want to show me your photos of AIR tag them #elementalnovember or post a link to them in the comments so I can have a look!
I am still working on producing photographs in black and white that are worth viewing. I am considering what creates interest in these photos. From reviewing the photos I have taken so far it seems that those with contrast are better suited to black and white than those with lots of mid tones. Seizing the day on the way home at the traffic lights I saw some beautiful clouds with both light and dark and hoped they would be perfect for B&W!
Here they are.
I STILL couldn’t bring myself to make these black and white, they were better in colour.
The black and white photos I love all have striking contrast which seems to be easier said than done.
Oh well, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will my photographic skills develop in a day…or a month I suspect. I read today somewhere that you should only compare your photos to your earlier photos, but it’s so hard with so many beautiful photos and talented photographers out there!
I am…humbled by the difficulty level of Black & White photography.
My husband is a teacher. This weekend he had to write school reports which is always very hard for him with two little people that want his attention more often than not. So I took them away to Waikerie in the Riverland. I couldn’t take many photos because my iPhone was going flat and I had forgot my charger, but today I knew I was coming home and only needed enough charge for an emergency call in case of disaster so I took a few before I left. I really noticed that some sort of zoom lense would have been useful, but I never get sick of the back of my son’s head and you don’t need to zoom on that, heheh.
I also put in another photo of W sitting. I had a closer look and I loved it.
I had another of W in the sitting pose. I love this photo for his smile.
We found a daffodil at Grandma’s house in the garden.
E had to have a closer look
W sitting at the river front at Waikerie watching the ferry.
This has been a recent phenomenon for the last couple of weeks.
If you put W on the grass he WILL find a leaf
I love the feeling of reflection in this photo. Can babies meditate?
I have included this photo which I thought was interesting mainly because the iPhone took it all on its own.
Ignoring the filthy glass, the cloud formations were amazing on the trip home.
Again, ignore the dirty window glass, the sky was so beautiful. This doesn’t really capture it, but it was too good not to point and shoot and hope for the best.
Here is something I can’t live without…literally. Neither can you. On a more indulgent level I love to take a chair and sit with the sun on my back on days when it’s not very warm. Toasty. It makes me happy.