When I originally started this blog I was going to feature two things that I like to do – photography and play guitar, hence the name “What I Pic” which derived from “pic” as in picture and “pic” as in guitar pick. However, the guitar portion quickly took a back seat to the photography when I was posting daily my 365 images. I soon realized that it would be difficult to balance the two subjects in one blog because a reader may be interested in one subject but not the other. So photography became my sole focus of this blog. All for the better I guess since the challenge of keeping it somewhat interesting has made me a better photographer, at least I like to think so.
I’ll still dabble in guitar and music on this site but I plan on starting another blog which will focus on anything and everything that comes to my mind. And since I am not a writer by any stretch of the imagination it should be another challenge that I probably do not need. 😉 Fun, nonetheless.
So, keeping with the theme, todays photo is one that I took the other morning while watching the news prior to going to work. I usually practice some unplugged guitar, watch some Morning Joe or CNN, and have some coffee for a few minutes before heading out. I liked how the guitar reflected the TV light, which was the only light, and thought I would grab a photo because I do dumb stuff like that. I actually shot a number of similar photos because whatever was on the TV screen changed the color and intensity of the reflected light. I liked the warm/cool look of this one. And because I was stuck in a chair with a guitar on my lap and a coffee by my side I took the lazy route and shot at a high ISO and wide open lens, handheld.
Superb use of light in this image. I really like it.