As I type this I am struck by how awkward the word glow looks. Yet the quality or attribute of glowing in a photograph is anything but awkward. I’m talking about subtlety…not a plug-in or technique. I’m not anti-plug-ins, the truth is I have very little knowledge of or experience with them. But I’m talking about recognizing something in the light and tone of shapes and moments that translate into glowing photographs. This morning, I had a wonderful breakfast with my son in a favorite spot here in Seattle. As is my habit, I photographed the setting. A fleeting glance at the display told me that I might have a nicely glowing photograph. It’s not a prize winner, but it is a sweet reminder of a glowing moment, and a reminder too, of many other happy moments in this spot. And when I started to gather a few photos for this blog post I was struck by the happy memories that each called forth. A coincidence? No. I feel very strongly that when we are in a glowing mood…the energy attracts the same. We see how we feel. It’s just another variation of my belief that we photograph as we are.
I’ll be back this week with some ‘serious’ photographs…but for now, Happy Valentine’s Day. Wishing you lots of glow for your day, your life, and your photographs.
there are many prize winners. some go to museums and others into frames that sit on family dressers bringing lifelong joy.
you made some of those with these, and i thank you for them.
Love it, especially the photo of the table, the photo, the pencils… just waiting for the right words, the right touch… thank you!
Honey and Karen….thank you!
It’s the same tabletop/location as the pencils and writing as the blog header. Sneaky huh?
After I took the picture, I wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day” … then photographed it….but I like this picture best. Miss you both.
Fond memories brought forth from seeing the images again.
Great thought for the day. Great images too. I was in not-so-sunny Florida this weekend and it was cold and windy. So much for escaping the cold.
Happy belated Valentines day to you too!
Florida??? Hope you were shooting? But the wind would make that not so much fun. Thanks for checking in with the blog.
I want to go shoot! Don’t you need to come to Seattle for something? : )
Yes, I was shooting.
I really fell in love with the Burrowing owls in Cape Coral.
I will have to work on getting to Seattle for a lecture. Do you know anyone in the Seattle Audubon Society?
Wow, sometimes I forget how beautiful your work is and then I see some more of it and am amazed all over again. Anyway, I went running up on Friday night because it suddenly occurred to me that I have no way to contact you now. You were already gone. I’m so sad you don’t get to see the framed photo you printed in my office and that I won’t have you around to talk to on those craziest of days! (You probably won’t miss that much. :)) But then I remembered your blog and thought I’d post a plea for contact details. Otherwise you shall have to listen to the cosmos as I shout for a lunch/dinner/drinks/anything date…but I’m not sure how effective that method is going to be.