When I left my job in 2010 to ‘make a living as an artist’ (which declaration won the 2010 award for “vaguest goal”) I thought I was going to be a photographer. I love photography and I thought I was good enough at it.
*pause for effect* Sigh.
Turns out, taking thoughtful snaps of things is not what people wanted thenadays, and it’s even more the case now. Using manual lenses to take photos devoid of gimmicks, and then not cleaning them up in Photoshop, did and does not fly. Well, I said I’ll be doing more of what I want in 2015, and that means injecting this blog with some of my photography!
Today in Boston it snowed for real, for the first time all winter. To me, the most beautiful sight in the world is fresh snow early in the morning, before people go out.* It makes my heart sing! I always grab my camera and capture it all as best I can.
These are the good photos, of course, but I’ve been noticing something among my photos in general, lately — soft focus. It’s not my equipment, it’s definitely my eyes, and it’s happened rather quickly. I’m in the midst of a root canal, but once that’s paid for I’m absolutely getting my eyes checked.
What’s your favorite weather conditions? Do you have snow on the ground where you are?
Oh, and if you missed it, I’m having a pattern guessing contest! Deadline to speculate, conjucture, and otherwise hypothesize is 1159pm EST, tonight. So go on and state your pick!