Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun....The Book of Ecclesiastes
one of the things I promised i would do this year, was to see more sunrises. there is something spiritual about the light breaking through the horizon that gives you an awesome feeling of being connected with the earth, our surroundings & life. It definately gives me peace, makes me feel alive & is the best start to any day. One of my exercises for the find your eye course was to explore new light. I considered photographing indoor at night because I never really do. But I am a bit of a stickler for nature shoots & wanted to get outside to explore this exercise. most of the photos I have taken are during the day or in the afternoon light. I havn't explored too much in the early morning light.
I definately found the exercise interesting & a challenge to photograph what I was looking at all in one shot. There is an image below where there are little round rock pools glistening in the sun, I was really drawn to this on the day & wanted to capture the sun in the distance but found even with my filter it was way to bright to get what I wanted, I moved around & played around with the settings & in the end had to go with just the glistening sun on the rock, something I can work on in the future..
I felt most interested & excited when I felt connected with my surroundings, there were a few moments when my friend & I both said 'oh my gawd, look at that!!!' at the same time & frantically clicked away, that was fun too! I lost sense of time when I found something that I wanted to just keep shooting, most of the time these were silhouettes or interesting reflections of the clouds or the birds in the rock pools. I am happy with the end result but I would have like to have some more images of the sun breaking through the horizon..I slipped over (lol) & was having lens troubles around this time but there will be more opportunities (smiling). Most of my favorites were the same as when capturing & when editing them. The only times I felt frustrated were the times I mentioned when I was having equipment troubles or couldn't get what I was hoping to get with an image, these are really only little frustrations, I see them more as opportunities to learn more about my equipment & the light.
I find that looking over my inspiration file, these images are are not too different as they have many of the same elements, lots of sky, water, texture, line, space & tone in them. I think on doing this exercise again I will try to be a little more prepared but that only comes through trial & error. I really enjoyed the exercise of exploring new light.
I've been taking part in the 'find your eye' journey with Kat Eye Studio