December 17, 2015

Review by Reflecting on the Past...

I know I've been away from blogging for a while.  Sadly, I also stopped creating new images for a longtime as well.  I hope that won't happen again!  

I though it would be good to go back to my roots in sharing some insights on how I have developed as a photographer over the years.  While I'm sure there are many much more talented photographers out there, I find it useful to share my experiences to help other learn and also to help me continue to develop.  That is what is behind my post for today.

I think it's good from time to time to revisit some of your old work to see how you have grown and improved as a photographer.  Can see a difference in how you frame the subject?  How do you see the lighting and shadows? Has your eye changed on white balance, vibrancy, or saturation?  Has your interest in in subjects changed?  How will I view the images I'm creating today in 5 years or 10 years?  How has imaging technology and workflows changed my process or images?  Take some time to look back at some of your old work... if nothing else you will hopefully see that you have improved as a photographer.  Use that as motivation to continue to improve.

April 13, 2014

Day 13 Monorhyme

This poem may be quite small,
I had no time to think at all.
My brain has started to hit the wall.
My sense of verse is at a crawl.
I seriously think I dropped the ball.
I'm shocked and surprised this rhymes at all.

Day 12

Miles go by hour by hour, minute by minute, seconds and so on.
Just the humming noise of my tires to and an old song on the radio pass the time.
The destination far ahead, sign posts count down the miles I've gone.
I try to speed up the to hurry up but I don't want to get a fine.

Along the way, other cars driving to go to their own destinations and homes.
Some fixed on the road ahead, others barely aware or their surroundings at all.
Way too man distractions, eating, drinking, music, and texting on phones.
With all these distractions why don't we see more cars hitting the wall.

April 11, 2014

Day 11

The darkness settles on the land enveloping everything. 
Eyes strain to perceive the slightest glimpse of light. 
Wondering what lurks near by as the crickets sing.
A faint flutter of wings, a bat? Will it bite?

Day 10 - Brevete


April 9, 2014

Day 9

Zoom, zoom, zoom I used to say,
As a young child I wish to play,
But as I grow older day by day,
Carefree like my youth I wish I could stay,
But perhaps if wish real hard I may,
Remember the joy of yesterday.

April 8, 2014

Day 8 - Flappy Bird

You came into our lives with not so much as a word.
The critics all asked, "Hey! What's with the bird?"
The graphics were boring and flat as a board,
but that didn't matter, the rankings soon soared.
Oh the time wasted playing your game,
the chatter on Facebook just wasn't the same.
Then came the news that your app was pulled,
we thought they were joking, we wouldn't be fooled.
Then it made headlines, everyone had heard.
Gone was my good friend, my game, Flappy Bird.

April 6, 2014

Day 7

Let's Get Away

Grating, noisey, ringing in my ears,
the pressure in my head strains to let go.
I keep the anger at bay, afraid to face my fears.
Please let the the calmness and peace flow.

Imagine yourself on on a beach far away,
where tropical drinks flow from the bar.
A destination not more than a day,
some place quiet, peaceful, pleasant and far.

Day 6 The Brevette

The Brevette

The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order. The verb should show an ongoing action. This is done by spacing out the letters in the verb. There are only three words in the poem, giving it the title Brevette.

a s s u l t i n g

April 5, 2014

Day 5 NaPoWriMo Katauta

The Katauta is an unrhymed japanese form consisting of 17 or 19 syllables. The poem is a three-lined poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7The Katauta form was used for poems addressed to a lover.

Look at her

Eyes like the blue sea
lost in you I have become
my heart yearns for your fair smile.