after a week or two of not getting along so well together, my camera and i patched things up this weekend and had a pretty great photo walk one morning (i think she was feeling jealous with all my talk of film cameras). but we’ve worked things out now. we’re cool.
and when i went to upload and post the images above, i noticed how complimentary all of the colors seemed. i saw mostly rust/burgundy, greens and muted blue. i’m surprised at the extent to which these photos work together without any preconceived plan to do so.
when taking photos, do you ever feel like there is something pushing you along that you don’t realize is there at the time? an idea, some inspiration, or even a certain color or tone? this happens to me often, and i usually don’t realize it until later when i am looking back through photos to upload/scan. and i look at a grouping of images and they just click (to me, at least). you see, one thing i am working on is being a more mindful photographer — trying to make deliberate choices about the photos that i take and the sets of photos that i put together to share. however, i really love being surprised by a set of photos that work well together through no design of my own. when they fall into place, it makes me feel like i am learning something and developing good instincts. that is reassuring, and very inspirational to me.
i’m not sure if this makes any sense – it’s hard to put into words. but it is something that i have been thinking about recently.
i’ve also been thinking about music … stay tuned for a new mix later this week! have a great day.