I had so much homework to do today, that I quite literally just stared at it. Then found every reason possible not to do it. I cleaned my room. Did laundry. Took a shower. Painted my nails. Then covered myself in make-up and took photos. Then I ran out of stuff to do and finally did it.
Paisley, named after Brad Paisley, just looked so adorable on my bed the other day, all worried and such. This dog wasn’t supposed to live more than a few months and now look at him about 4 years later. Healthy. Happy. Adorable. A concerned man. We’re so lucky.
Our latest assignment was to shoot an image for the magazine cover of our choice. Naturally I left this one until last minute as I had no idea what I wanted to do.
I finally decided that I wanted to shoot something with horses so I contacted the stables I’ve been riding at since I was super young to see if it was okay to come borrow a horse or two for an hour. :)
It may not look like it but Jenn was FREEZING. She was literally shivering. The next issue was that Bandit was covered in mud. So 3 of us had to brush her down. Even after that she still looked like she just rolled around in a dust pile. Next was that I was missing a cord to one of my lights I had with me so I could only use 1 light. And let me tell you… barns are dark. They are hard to light. Horses don’t really stay still for long before they move their heads.
When I got home to look through my stuff I had ghosting from a low shutter speed trying to get ambient light, Jenn would be really well lit and Bandit would be black as night. Jenn’s face would be blown out and Bandit would be lit really nice. Jenn had a nice face, and Bandit looked half asleep. It was a process FOR sure. But worth it. :) I know Bandit looks sleepy in this photo but I really liked Jenn’s pose and how the lighting came out.
So here is my number 7. It was shot at a local lake called Kearney Lake. I love going to sit there this time of the year. It’s just warm enough that you can stand it, but cold enough that nobody else is there. It’s a great thinking spot. :)
Whoever is reading this, you are beautiful. You are loved. You are not a bad person. It may not feel like it sometimes, but you have so much to be thankful for. I hope you take time every day to treat your body and your mind well. I hope you gain clarity, and I hope you find what you’re looking for. Everyone has hard days, and everyone breaks. Allow yourself time to indulge in the hurt for a short while. But remember, it’s when you decide who/what and how you want to rebuild that’s most important. The next step is beginning that process. Start by getting up and moving. Start by thinking of everything that makes you happy. Start by forgiving. Start by living. Start today. Start now.
Specs : Nikon D700 70-200 F/2.8 Used a picnic table as a tripod.
My Aunt Judy is up from Toronto for about 2 weeks (only a few days left now) and my Mom, Nan, Her and I all went out for lunch yesterday. We should definitely do that more often. It’s always a good time. :)
Gear : Nikon D700, 50M F1.8, Dresser as tripod. Light : Natural, as always. <3
Yesterday I was bored out of my mind so I picked up my old guitar. I used to take lessons back in junior high and never really pursued it. But I can still strum a few chords and do enjoy it on occasion. I had been listening to Alanis Morisette for an hour or so and just felt like picking it up. I guess it would have been more fitting seeing as I’m a fiddle player and not really a guitarist. But hey —I’m not here to critique my own work right now. I just like how it turned out.