Well not quite. Just some logs of which we now have an abundance thanks to last September's hurricane. Obviously we were very lucky and there was no damage to our home but our backyard was effectively concealed by huge pines downed by Florence and the accompanying tornadoes. My husband cleared the majority of the debris and now he was ready to start burning them. He suggested I take some photographs and I am glad he did as I think the effects are actually really beautiful. I did play around with the colors a little in Adobe Lightroom Classic, which I am also learning to use.
I also decided to play with my zoom lens and I set the long exposure to a second and quickly zoomed in and out, and yes, this really is just a metal burn barrel! I love how doing this distorted the movement of light... I actually discovered this by accident as one of children knocked my arm when I was taking a picture and it made me turn the lens by mistake.
In "photometry, luminous energy is the perceived energy of light". For our next assignment we were each given a word to work with and this was mine. I had recently learned how to take long exposure photographs but I hadn't actually put anything I had learned into practice yet. The first photographs I took were experiments and definitely trial and error using flash lights but the results were pretty impressive and exciting! I couldn't wait to get started. I had the most fun taking the above pictures, and my children especially couldn't wait to start drawing shapes and writing words with sparklers. I had always wondered how people managed to capture incredible pictures of light in motion. Apparently, drawing with light is thing. I am definitely hooked now and have bought more sparklers!
It's a start...
I have never blogged before, but here I am starting a blog mainly because I have to for a Digital Photography class I am taking. At first I felt reluctant because I don't like feeling exposed. Excuse the pun. I love taking photographs, and especially of my children, but do I know what I am doing? No. Not at all but I hope to soon. I know this will be a wonderful and frustrating and despairing and amazing journey and who knows where it may lead. Can't wait!