I had a much different idea planned for today, but by the time I had a chance it was a bit too dark out. So I resorted to this instead. It is fitting though since we had such a frigid day here in Minnesota. Next time the temperature drops below zero though I will be out there experimenting with my original idea.
The title of this is somewhat ironic for me right now, since not much is clear at the moment. With my critique coming up in less than a week I decided tonight that I am scrapping my originally idea and starting from nothing. I have no clue what to do for my project, and it has been wearing down on me all day. Which is why I have yet another simple, night-time candle shot. Tomorrow I am getting up early to drive around and just shoot in hopes of finding inspiration, so at the very least I will have something different for my 365.
**Still catching up…after falling back behind before even being caught up. How sad.
Sunday, October 10
Last fall I had seen pictures of a fellow photographer (who is friends with my brother and who I have played soccer with for two indoor seasons) at Dog Slaughter Falls. I immediately fell in love with the place and since then have been trying to get there. Dog Slaughter Falls is in Cumberland Falls State Park. Cumberland Falls is another waterfall there, ad is one of two waterfalls in the world where a moonbow is visible. Elliot has always wanted to see that (which is obviously only visible at night, and only during full moons for that matter), so we decided we needed to swing by that one also. Well this past weekend Elliot and I finally had a Sunday free, and so I told him early on in the week that we were going to go no matter what and that he was not to make plans. Sunday morning we headed out, and opted for the back roads instead of taking the highway. It took is a little over two hours, and was such a nice drive. We stopped and got some lunch and water before actually going into the park, and then began our long day of hiking.
This is Cumberland falls (the one that has the moonbow). It is right next to the visitor center, and so up at the top of it there were a ton of people. Once we hiked down a bit there were less and less people, which was nice. This particular spot we had to climb over some huge boulders and jammed logs, and were completely alone there.
I will upload the “rest” of the pictures in another post with some more of the story perhaps. It was extremely difficult to choose just one main picture from this day, I am so happy with so many, which is the first time in a long time that I have actually liked my landscape photographs.
I am terrible with painted nails. For more than one reason. First of all, I am too impatient, and never let them dry enough before I start using my hands again. And so they then end up getting smudged and gross before I am even done some times. Second, I use my hands a lot, and am not very gentle with them, and so even if the nail polish doesn’t get messed up immediately after, by the next day they are chipped and look like a 5 year olds fingernails. Despite all this, I have recently decided I really like how my nails look painted. It is quite the situation. I just finished painting them tonight (and managed to be patient enough to let them dry completely!) and realized I still didn’t have a picture for the day, so I grouped all my polish (a small selection I know) together and snapped a few.