Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Balance On One Foot

I was messing around in the front yard with my camera yesterday. I haven't been out there as much as I'd like, was making up for lost time. I had a lot of things to shoot, but I was out of fresh ideas. I got this and wanted to show Mark, because I was trying to explain to him, on the phone, how it looked. Like an onion, I said. It's sort of plopped down in a pot that includes a tree from Grandma's old house and assorted flowers. I have a feeling that it was a one-shot Easter flower. I like to lay in the grass and have my focus catch on different tiny plants or grass blades. I like the disjointed look in the background and sometimes I get some cool bokeh.

Make a wish!
I had a photo in my Etsy shop and I've been thinking that I'd like to recreate the shot with my Canon, because when it's printed, it has a bit of noise and messiness to it. Very frustrating. I want something better. I need to work on the colors .......

and the framing, composition, etc, so that I can recreate this one below.

See how I'm not even close? I think I shot toward a car and the light flared back or something. Hard to make it happen again. It needs more pink.
I am so tired today. I wanted to get away for a quick trip to the creek, but I had too much work. I kept falling asleep mid-type with my laptop in my lap, so I thought I'd take the advice of a friend and nap. Nope. Bay called and I have to go pick her up. I hope that I don't fall asleep on the road. Oh, that's not funny. Sorry.
I feel bad today. My eyes hurt, my tummy hurts.
*edit* I took a part out here. I'm way too introspective lately. I need to get over myself. So, this next part won't make sense, but well.........
Everything is about balance. Balance your diet. Balance your checkbook. Balance your skin ph. Balance your time in terms of work and play. Balance the spices in the dishes you cook. Balance on one foot for Tree Pose.
See the ending is kind of out of left field. What does that saying mean? "Out of left field?"


Anonymous said...

{{{Consider yourself hugged....}}}

Askew To You said...

Thank you! :) You are a good hugger.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

I've been feeling the same way lately. Maybe it has to do with the transition of seasons.

Dianne said...

I haven't been here much, been out of balance myself

but I always have energy to give a hug - especially to someone as cool as you

I love the B&W shot, I already forgot what they call those make a wish flowers, I know people call them weeds but I think they're beautiful - and so are all your photos

Askew To You said...

Thank you ladies!

Dandelions, I think that is what they are called, Diane. It's so much easier to see them in black and white. I've always loved them.