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Weekly Photo Projects, Week 35
Camel Rock at Sunset
The theme this week for +Weekly Photo Project 2013 was Sunrise or Sunset. Having just recently done attempted a sunrise shot that didn't really pay dividends, I thought I'd take it easy on myself and just go for a sunset shot. I take a lot of sunset shots and, as odd as this will sound, I'm bored of them. I wanted to take a shot that didn't make the sun or the sky as the main focus. Of course it's hard to get away from the sky when taking a shot at sunset, but I'm hoping that the light hitting the large rock gets your attention as much as the nice soft colors in the sky.
For my black and white project we had the theme of Decay. I thought for sure I had this planned at the beginning of the week and so procrastinated taking the actual shot. Turns out I really couldn't make the shot work and so I went looking. Found this very weathered anchor and took shots from different angles and compositions, which drew some looks from others, but finally found a shot I was happy with.
You can view my Weekly Photo Project album here.
My black & white project album here.
*Tap tap tap* Is this thing on? Is this thing even working? Do I even know how to do this anymore? Do I even want to do this? All good questions, with some (hopefully) being answer with this post. Meaning if you can see it, it's on and working. The other questions? Well, who knows at this point. But, if you're seeing this, congrats! You probably had the RSS feed (which may or may not still be working), or some other little service I was using over a year ago is still shooting this out to social media. What brought me back? Am I back?
What brought me back is easy. A couple days ago +Blogger released a, well, blog, detailing some new themes: https://blogger.googleblog.com/2017/03/share-your-unique-style-with-new.html. I didn't hate them, and in fact liked one (the one hopefully you see here) and I went poking around, and re-kicking the tires to see if anything else about Blogger had changed. On first glance, nothing else has changed, which is both good and bad.
Am I back?…
It's been a while since I've put anything up here, but I haven't been neglecting photography. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or my favorite mobile sharing/editing tool VSCO Cam you'll see I've been shooting and editing lately more often with my Moto X and the VSCO Cam mobile app. But there's been some interesting news lately in the photo world that had me interested enough to actually do a post.
Ending the week with another flower shot. I've found keeping things simple has been a good way of getting back to photography. Ignoring color and really getting down to the basics of a shot have been good for me. This is another case where seeing the flowers in black and white had me looking at them differently. The colors are striking, but in stripping those out there's a nice simplicity to them.
Shot with my G3 and processed through Lightroom and onOne.