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It’s Always about the Light

Day 16 0f 30 Day Challenge

I did these two photos of the back side of a building in New Albany, Mississippi early one morning while out with my friend Lowry. In the first one I liked the raking shadows and how the light bounced off the right window onto the electrical circuit box in what should have been the shaded side of the box.

In the second one, I got closer, and filled the frame with what I cared most about. You can see the light came in hard from camera right. That light bounced of the window on the right onto the electrical box. It also bounced off the left window, onto the inside part of the window to the right. That right hand window should be all shaded without the bounce!

New Albany, Mississippi morning light
Morning light bouncing off window panes and creating shadows
You can almost always take better photos by getting closer.

Day 1 of 30 day Challenge

This blog has taken a back burner to social media. I’m teetering on the edge of bolting from Facebook with the upcoming election cycle. This 30 day challenge as cheered on by Sheila Delgado is different from last year for me. Last year I did drawings. This year I’m planning to post photos and commentary. I’m still learning to draw, but want to do both. The photo below was one I did with my Holga film camera (big Surprise, I know!) down in Mississippi. I wasn’t sure this would come out, but hoped to get the detail in the front and center and the blurred background. I’m never sure they’ll work out when I do the photos. I was thrilled when I saw the scan!

Frosted Kudzu in Mississippi
Frost on a field of Kudzu near New Albany and Tupelo Mississippi last fall.