My One Little Word® this year is light. I have been trying to pay special attention to the literal light around me as well as thinking of how it plays in a non literal sense.
When I was wandering around the garden snapping away I remembered a podcast I’d heard few years ago. A photographer said that she didn’t even take her DSLR camera out of the house if the light wasn’t right. I remember thinking she was crazy! As a memory keeper even dark, blurry and overexposed photos have a story to tell and a place in my world. Sometimes the fact that it isn’t a good photo is a story in itself. But I guess as a photographer you have to present your best work and light is way up there on the list of requirements for a perfect picture.
It was good to remember that snippet and to think about her words and the thoughts it provoked. It’s all valuable in the journey of making my word visible.
All of that to say that I was glad to take her advice and get out there in great light to catch the garden singing its October song.
I like finding textures and shadows and contrasting colours as well as complimentary colours.
Basically any and everything that looks interesting to my eye.
I think that having good light does help evoke a better sense of the true-ness of the image. It makes it more possible to look at the picture close your eyes and be transported back to that time. To feel the sunlight.
Dew on the grass, overgrown full borders, looking through. Love this.
Spiky vs soft and round.
I stumbled upon a very rare and beautiful specimen as I wandered back to the house.
And then right behind him landed a pretty butterfly. I’ve caught a few butterflies on camera recently. Love that they visit the garden.
Thanks for letting me share the garden and a little insight into my word this year.