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.