A couple of weeks ago I went home with Scott (the boyfriend) to meet his parents for the first time. His parents have a big, beautiful farm in central Kansas, and even though we have been there a few times now I still haven’t even scratched the surface of what I would like to photograph there. Here is a small sampling of images that I shot over the past few visits.
They are surrounded by seemingly endless, gorgeous wheat fields. I have a small obsession with them I have realized. In the spring they are a stunning green, and then come summer they turn an amazingly rich gold. The texture is awesome for photographs, and watching as well as listening to a wheat field in the wind has to be one of the best things ever.
They have lots of animals on their farm, though I haven’t photographed most of them. This cat is absolutely precious, though extremely sick. She has taken a liking to me, and the last time I was there did her best to follow me around as I was shooting.
Last weekend while we were there for a short visit I was able to shoot a self-portrait that I am quite excited about. I am currently in the process of editing that, and when I get it done I will post it here, so be sure to check back!
Today I had to finish getting my prints ready for our show, and then had two meetings this afternoon. One of the meetings was an independent study for my grad photography work. Before the meeting I was feeling completely stuck on my work, and not excited at all about shooting. Luckily the meeting really helped clarify the direction I want to take, and got me excited about my work again. Hopefully I will have some images to share with you all from my grad work soon.
But, because of some serious thinking the past few days, and some complex and confusing concepts going through my head, I wanted something simple today.
Monday ended up being another day where it got dark before I had a chance to take a picture. I was going to go out and do some long exposures, but decided to just find something in Elliot’s apartment until he got back from work. He had gone to the Lexington Cemetery on Sunday, and picked up this giant acorn there.
Here are the rest from my mini hike yesterday morning.
There was a random tomb for Archibald Moore.
So if you were to go by all of the above images you would think that all I shot yesterday were vertical pictures. This however is not true. I took lots of horizontal ones, my favorites just happened to be vertical. But, for good measure, here is a horizontal shot.
Blah. That is how I am feeling and how I feel about this picture.
My knee is taking forever to heal. It is still super swollen (this is the smallest it has been, and it has been 3 weeks since surgery), and is still quite painful. This is the best the scar has looked though, out of the 3 times that it has been cut open. So that is a bonus I guess.
I was just messing around with textures since I couldn’t think of anything else to take a picture of or any other way to edit this.
I have a tendency to think too much. And about too many things (often at once). The past few days I have been doing a lot of thinking and its just overwhelming me and giving me some not so happy realizations. Like questioning if I am in the right major, and what kind of teacher I will be, and my photography skills, and if I am fulfilling my purpose. All sorts of things. But, I know that I just need to trust the One who has it all laid out for me.