Honestly, today was a LONG day. I didn’t feel much like celebrating anything. Ever feel like that? That’s the beauty of a group of fellow sojourners on this path of improving our photography. If I didn’t have you, this blog, and an overwhelming sense of obligation, I would’ve skipped it tonight. And that would have led to other skipped days and so the journey would end.
So today instead of chasing the image like yesterday, I struggled to come up with any ideas. I was going to photograph my son throwing balloons in the air, but we couldn’t find any. So I added them to the grocery list, but “someone” forget to get them (not naming any names!).
Nothing. No ideas. No inspiration. Took some shots of lights on my daughter’s bed frame because it’s her way of celebrating the holidays in her special space. Didn’t really like the images too much. Remembered I purchased a tilt shift app for my iPhone. Then also remembered my son was using it to fall asleep to his favorite music.
After much ado about pretty much nothing, I finally got the image above. I think the celebrating is all about just getting one more day done and under my belt! What are you celebrating today?
Specs: Nikon D50, 50 mm lens, 1/160 @ f 1.8, ISO 800. Silver Christmas tree shot from above on white background with one video light. Processed in Lightroom to sharpen and add lens correction.
Manual: Page 95—WB Bracketing
Images: Chitra Aiyer. Another Emerging Photographer of the Year from Photofocus.