It has been a bit since I have posted here on my blog. Partly because I have been busy, and partly because I have been putting it off. I am currently taking a photography class with the goal of getting a portfolio ready for grad school. However, I have struggled so much with trying to come up with a concept that I was really happy with and that I felt could really grow into something. The frustration that resulted from that struggle brought me to have a “crisis” of sorts with my photography. That combined with my very busy schedule make me question my 365.
So, I have come to the conclusion that I will no longer continue with my 365 at this point. Honestly, I am somewhat disappointed in myself, but I feel like it is hurting more than helping at this time, and that I need to be focusing on grad school related things and work. My 365 was just draining me, and although I was getting decent images I felt like it wasn’t pushing me in the right direction. My energy and attention needs to be spent on other things right now. I will still be taking photographs (obviously), and will still be posting as often as I can, but my 365 is on hold.
On a different note, I thought I would share one image that may become part of my project for this semester. I don’t want to give many details because I am still working a lot of things out about it, but at its core this project is about memory. This image is an in-camera, digital double exposure. The only editing I did was to boost the contrast a tiny bit, otherwise it is straight out of the camera.
And lastly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stuck with me, and all the support that you all have given me. I hope you guys stick around and bear with me as I figure out where to go from here!
I am back to civilization after a week-long camping trip in Rocky Mountain National Park! Before I get down to the picture and explanation of the day, I should give a quick update.
We drove straight through yesterday (almost a 17 hour trip), and got in late last night. So now it is time to play catch up, which is going to take some serious work. I am incredibly backed up on everything now. Between the wedding I shot the day before I left and the hundreds of pictures that I took each day while camping, it is going to take me a while to sort through everything and get caught up. I only have a week in Minnesota before I head back to Kentucky, so I also have lots of catching up to do with friends that I haven’t seen in almost 9 months. Add in various things that my mom wants me to get done for her (paintings and prints), and keeping up with my 365, it is going to be a crazy busy week. I will be posting lots to get back on track, and will be giving accounts of each day with the picture as well. Then, after I am caught up on my 365 and wedding stuff, I will post all of the pictures from the trip that didn’t make the main 365 image. So stick with me as I try to sort through everything and get organized and caught up!
*Saturday, July 30 – Somewhere in South Dakota (I think)
After getting just a couple of hours of sleep I woke up to finish packing and get ready for the trip with my family. We were on the road by 8:30am or so, and headed to my brother’s house in South Dakota where we spent the night before continuing on to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This was taken at one of the many stops for gas, but I can’t remember if it was in Minnesota or South Dakota.
Wow today has been a busy day for my blog and Flickr! The busiest ever in fact. I got Freshly Pressed here on WordPress, and had my most recent photograph make Explore on Flickr as well. Thank you everyone for the views and comments, and welcome to my new subscribers! I so appreciate all the feedback and support!
I hadn’t done any shots at night for quite a while (not once this project in fact) and had been craving one for some time now so I thought I would try using these lights for my picture tonight. I sort of wish that I would have started slightly earlier so that it was just a tiny bit brighter outside, but, over all I am really happy with how this turned out. Plus, it is completely straight out of the camera other than conversion to jpg and the addition of my logo! I love when that happens! And it also may have inspired a few other images using lights, which is exciting.
Please remember to go vote for my portfolio and tell everyone that you know! You can vote once a day. I so appreciate each and every vote I can get, thank you for the support!