Home   |   LCS Prints Store   |   About Me   |   FAQ   

Monday, August 5, 2013

Pictures, not Perfect

Saturday morning.  I wake early.  I think about getting up, catching the remnants of a sunrise.  But out our window, to the west, the sky looks grey and overcast.  I procrastinate—then mention to my husband that I’d thought about getting up to take pictures.  He speaks as if it’s going to happen.   “Where are you going to go? To the harbor, to the beach?”  His enthusiasm stirs me, but not fast enough.  By the time I roll out of bed, wash the sleep from my eyes and brush my teeth, the sun is up, although blocked by a band of clouds. I go anyway.  There’s a blog post due and inspiration has been lacking.

Two weekends ago, we had company. Before dinner, my sister, brother and associated in-laws discussed the writing I do on my blog.  My brother looked across the table at me.  “You know what I like?  I like your pictures.”  

I got up to late and the good light was gone.  But PLC, these are for you.


Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwww I just know PLC is smiling now at these fabulous and thoughtful pics! They are stunning. Take care

mshatch said...

Love how the water is all glassy and smooth in that first pic - I like your pics, too :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those photos still have a ton of atmosphere!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Beautiful even on an overcast day. Glad you got moving.

Robin said...

I love the water in the first two. The sky is amazing in the first one. You can't say you didn't capture something beautiful. You may not have taken the pictures you wanted, but the pictures you got are lovely.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Me, too. I always love your pictures.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

These pictures are just great! Beautiful in their own way and if you hadn't said they weren't what you would hope for, who would really know?
We photo bugs are often just too hard on ourselves and my favorite instructor always said to take pictures just to document what we have seen and how we saw it. Sometimes you would be amazed at how lovely these 'document' photos are when looked upon later without our judgement of the moment.
Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Liza, I think of you so often, though I don't visit as regularly as I'd like. I am beginning to understand the power of photographs, though this has been personally - I think the word is ... challenging.

I don't consider myself a photographer, so when I was approached by people to use my photos and they wanted to pay me, I was completely taken aback and didn't know how to respond.

I asked for help online in how to set a fee...and then ignored the advice! In the first instance I requested a barter system, in the second I asked for the person to make a donation to a charity. Some people think I'm mad: "you could make money from this" yet that doesn't sit well with me. Maybe one day I'll change, but for now I feel privileged that my photos were able to inspire, encourage and soothe jagged nerves. Which is what yours do for me.

If ever you visit here again, contact me and we'll head out with our cameras! or in my case my phone ;-)
cheers Sue