I’m loving being in Oregon but was so wasted this week with being sick and then traveling that my poor blog has been neglected. I felt I had to make a post for Fabulous Friday though because it truly is a fabulous day. If you don’t follow my ramblings on Facebook, I’m on the west coast visiting friends and family.
We did nothing technically special today. The kids had a normal day. Whined, cried, played, laughed, and all that good stuff. But it was still just fantastic!! I just got to be with them, enjoy them, and visit with my dear friend. It is so weird not having anyone else’s well being my constant worry at all times. I can help clean, and cook but it’s not MY responsibility. I only have to worry about me and assist where I can. Wow! Weird! I nice change of pace but I think I’ll be pretty antsy by the end of the trip.
The other thing I’m doing on the trip is shooting for me. All the photos are for me and all the editing for me. I took a photo today of a random tree! Maybe saying it’s all for me is just selfish but I’ve read and I believe that it’s important to remember why we take photographs. I photograph to document the memories that make family and life special. I photograph to feel again what I once felt. I photograph to engage my creativity. It’ll be interesting to see what I come up with.
Since we didn’t have a tip this week (I’m wanting to get into the photography triangle, not anything like the Bermuda triangle) but for today we’ll talk about lines. Flowing lines that take the viewers eye where you want it to go. Pay attention to the background and background lines in your next photo and see where they are leading your eye. Does your eye go to the focus of your photo?