Friday, June 11, 2010

Creativity Bootcamp Day 6 - Fluid



Today's assignment has been both difficult and good for me.  I'm such a novice at photography I really don't think I've developed any particular style.  Instead I've been focussed on simply trying to learn the basics and am just now starting to branch and and consider style.  I will say I'm shocked at how much I've learned in the past 6 days by simply spending a little time each day thinking about, taking and editing photos.  I really understand now why we are always told the best way to really learn is to just get out and start taking photos.



I feel like I've used a lot of close-up type photos this week so I decided for today's assignment I'd step back and go for more of a landscape style photo.  I also recruited the help of my family coming up with a subject  - my dad was quick to suggest "the wash" a small waterfall caused by some of the irrigation works above my tiny hometown.  It was fun to attempt to find the beauty in a spot I'd never considered beautiful before.

Being at home with my family has me in a great mood, so I thought I'd close with a song that always makes me smile and takes me back to my carefree youth - Zac Brown Band's "Free."

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16 comments:

Sarah C said...

Love your photos. Looks like a lovely place to go walking x

Sarah P. said...

Those are great shots. The third one is my fave...great perspective.

cindy said...

i think you're doing a wonderful job. i mean, you do have a job and to do a new project each day is a lot of work. i love these and the wide views. nice tones, too.

doesn't zach brown remind you of zach galinfiankis?
http://www.zachgalifianakis.com/main.htm

separated at birth or the same person ;)?

enjoy your weekend!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is very, very, very pretty. I love it. I am glad you took these pretty shots!

Sam said...

Really great shots again! Its hard to step back and try something different but your shots have come out great!

Kate said...

I'd never heard of Zach Brown- that band is great! It makes me want to play fiddle so much worse than I already did!

Becky said...

i was instantly drawn to your thumbnail photo on the blog page because it reminds me of one of my favorite places in this whole wide world ~ new mexico, and the arroyos there. very nice photos, i love the color. and thanks for the music, love it.

sheara121 said...

wow! your photos are fantastic! loving wherever that is. it's very hard to tell that you're a novice with the camera, all your pics are so great!

Vanessa @ SoDarnHappy said...

beautiful photos! I tend to get right in close without taking a step back to take in a whole scene. Something to ponder on...

krissilugbill said...

how lovely! i like the fourth shot the best! :) great work on pushing yourself and mixing it up, beautifully done!

Karen said...

Beautiful shots and beautiful country! Your blog is also lovely.

Faith said...

Those are some really beautiful shots!! I really love them all.

gibknitty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. Your photos are great, I would not know you are a beginner. I guess the CBC is really bringing it out of you!

Maegan Beishline said...

These are beautiful shots, Jamie! I'm so glad that just by doing you're feeling more comfortable with your camera {and yourself as an artist}!

Amanda said...

Love the first and last shots of the stream! very nice!

Heidi said...

The last one is my favorite...great composition and flow. You are good, Jam!

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