I was getting a little bored with the format of the “through my eyes” posts, so this week I decided to change things up a bit. The idea came to me when I was going through all of the photographs on my hard drive and found myself thinking about the future more than the past. The pictures had me making a mental list of interests I’d like to pursue, and I figure having an illustrated guide handy can only help to keep me motivated! The list is in no particular order.
No. 1: Spelunking (and not just because it sounds funny): I’ve had the chance to explore two different caves, one in Oregon and one in Georgia, both of which were rather easy walks in the dark. You lose all physical sense of self in absolute darkness, it’s an eerie feeling but one that I highly recommend experiencing (yeah, I’m recommending feelings now, weird right?).
Hello again, to all my friends, I’m glad you could come to play.
Okay, I watched waaaay too much Barney growing up! That happens when your mom watches little children in your house (I’m also well versed in Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer—long live Steve and a pox on that cursed Swiper!)All right, now that that’s out of my system we can get down to the business of distracting you at work! Or the work of distracting you at business. Hold on, I’m going to fix this rambling thing (with coffee, which I have not had yet).
It was while riding through a forest on fire with seasonal change, on a road tunneled by the trees and mountainsides, that I realized I was going to have to do something a little different for this Friday’s “through my eyes” post. With camera at the ready, my fiancee and I spent a week camping in achingly beautiful countryside. Let me explain what I mean by that.
Last week I posted a lot of flower macros, so this week I thought I would continue along the same lines. I’m actually writing this last Friday (which is today for me) and this whole verb tense thing is kind of weirding me out, but maybe that’s just the tired talking.
For a while I entertained the notion that taking pictures removed me from the moment, so I didn’t take very many pictures when I traveled or did things that I felt required my full attention as I didn’t want to miss anything. I kept separate from this my enjoyment of taking pictures for fun or as a hobby.
In part one of this series I talked a little bit about the quality of light in Florida, so I thought I would use a series of pictures that explore the way light interacts with the landscape.
Some of these pictures have flaws, capturing light is not an easy thing to do (at least not when you’re teaching yourself how to use the camera through experimentation). I chose them because they capture some really interesting light effects.
That’s about all I have in me for today, I’m still unpacking and taking care of various other projects. I would also like to let my readers know that I will be going on vacation from the week of October 20th – 27th, so I will be posting Wednesday, October 24th’s post the Friday before (there will be a Florida Through my Eyes post as well). I will be posting FTME, Part Five on Monday, October 29th.
Have a beautiful day!
During a day trip back home to visit my mom for her birthday I snapped a bunch of pictures of I-75. At the time I planned to discuss how I love Florida’s interstate—it might be out in the middle of nowhere, but it is a very pretty nowhere. Once I saw the pictures I realized I had to talk about something else, that bright beautiful Florida skyline!
I feel spoiled, having grown up in a place with such a pristine view of the world’s best natural feature. The clouds paint themselves across varying shades of blue, holding still or whisping away before you can pin them down as anything concrete (cloud gazing = fun).
I recently began listening to Mofro, a small rhythm and blues band based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Their music has a lot of feeling with a beat so smooth I always find myself dancing while I listen. This in and of itself would be enough to make me love them, but on top of that they seem to capture parts of Florida that I hold very dear. One of my favorite songs, titled after my home state, deals with something all Floridians should be worried about: rampant over-development of our countryside. I think Mofro puts it best: It’s like watching someone you love die slow/ yeah they’re killing her one piece at a time/ I know some fools who think I should let go/ but they never seen Florida through my eyes.*