I attended the Dogwood Festival in Perry Ga, after spending the day in town looking at all the exhibits, I made my way out to the fairgrounds where they were setting up for the balloons and for the free concert that night. This was one of the first balloons that was inflated and I did’nt think to much of the shot until I saw the umbrella in the foreground, that was when I saw something more and knew the shot was what I was looking for.
Photography or art, what you end up with is in the eyes of the creator. Some like it some don’t, its not necessarily there to met anybody’s approval or disapproval, it is a moment and a vision of the artist at the specific moment, today it is a masterpiece tomorrow trash. What counts is that you are getting those creative moments recorded to be liked or disliked in days to come. I know when I first started shooting there were photo’s that I was real proud of , proud that I had learned something new and was proud to share it, only to delete it years latter as I developed more understanding and skills. That’s why I love photography, some moments are meant to be cherished forever some are just for a moment in time, what counts is that it brought you joy for that moment, whether it last for a few days or years to come. We all have created something that was a gem and on time and later was just not what we think it could have been, I keep a few copies around all the time, as software is developed and my ability to see something different in the shot is cultivated from seeing others work or even as my skills as a photographer improve. Your thoughts are always welcome so drop me a message and give me your thoughts.
I have always loved my color shots of Bella, but sometimes black and white really works.
I have never regretted taking this cat in as a stray, she came to us when she was just a kitten, she has been a joy and a favorite of mine to take a pic from time to time.
This Cosair was on display on the hangar deck of the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, the boy is my grandson.
I had the pleasure accompanying my grandson and his boyscout troup for a two night stay on the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. I can say this it was a unique experience to sleep in the quarters that the enlisted men slept in, while it was possible to get some sleep it was way different from the comforts of home. This World War II carrier had a treat at every corner on every deck. There was lots of history on that ship combined with movies and documentaries. The ship is located on Patriot’s Point just outside of Charleston S.C. There was a destroyer and a submarine too.
I am always looking to learn something new, here I layered and older shot with a new one. They just seemed to go together.