Thursday, February 21, 2008
I watched the lunar eclipse last night. What a miraculous sight! It made me feel connected to all the people who've watched these since humans first started noticing all the mysteries in the sky. Strangely enough the Navy shot down a wayward satellite at about the same time. The sky was busy last night.
Well this morning, I gave myself permission to break some old photography rules and again I was looking to the sky. I've been taking pictures since I can remember. My first camera was a Mickey Mouse. I used to love that camera! If I remember correctly, I pulled Mickey's right ear down to take the picture. I've never taken a photography course, but shooting pictures has always brought me great joy and relaxation.
One of the first things I remember being told was to never shoot into the sun. Always make sure the sun is behind you. I've usually tried to follow that rule, but I think I've been freed from it. If I like the picture then I'll go for it! Why be limited when it's for my own creative delight?
This picture is my entry for the Superhero Photo Challenge: Shoot Into The Sun. I took the picture of my plant in the kitchen aiming right into the sunlight streaming in the window. After I took the picture, I realized that the flash went off too, so it's super overexposed. But I like it! Serendipity at work.
Then I moved over to the next room, where the sun was also streaming in the window, and aimed through the blinds right into the sunlight. I couldn't choose between the two pictures, so I put them together.
In my apartment, the sun moves from room to room throughout the day. The way the light hits and shadows that form fascinates me. Remember this? I just realized that I took it almost a year ago today. Although it's still too cold outside for my taste, there is something truly beautiful about late Feburary sunlight.
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