I know the main purpose of a blog is writing. People like to read blogs. Even if it’s a photography oriented blog you are supposed to write about the photo – the technique behind it, the gear used, or the story of how you took it or something about the subject matter. But honestly, I am just totally tapped out on the writing aspect of the blog lately. I can’t seem to come up with anything of interest to say. I feel like I’ve said it all before.
Most of my photos don’t have an interesting back story. I see stuff, I shoot it, end of story. No endless tales of traveling abroad and waiting out the perfect moment to get just the right setting for the photo. Nope, just me with my camera in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio taking photos of normal things in normal light. I don’t always like it but, seeing how I have a “day job”, I have to work with what I got.
And what I got today is a high contrast black and white image of leaves. I liked the patterns in the leaves and thought the high contrast processing would accentuate the lines. I think that worked but I also went with a fade to white at the edges and I’m not really sure that it works, looking back on it now. I went back and forth on the white vignette during processing and in the end I liked it, but then again, that was yesterday. 😉
Nice abstract they make! I entirely agree with you about writing. I find it very tough to explain my pictures. I see,I like,I shoot. There is nothing more to it. Editing methods and softwares also vary in my case each time and somehow I never remember what I did :(!
I’m not naturally a writer which doesn’t help any. To help me in my work (and this blog ;-)) I am going to take some writing classes for continuing education. Never too old to learn! As for processing, yeah I often forget what I’ve done, at least in the sense to talk about it.