August 6, 2013 … last-minute stop-gap

From the tone of my last few posts I must surely have reached rock bottom?

Alas, yesterday was dire. I really wasn’t even interested in picking up my camera. Now that is a sure sign of something unusual.  By nine pm I was in danger of having my first day with no photo since January 1, 2011.

I had not set foot outside all day, and it was too late, too cold, and too dark to start now. What could I use to make a picture? Most photographers disparage “found art” … an image that is merely a record of someone else’s creativity. The only way to get away with “found art” images is if the depiction is in itself creative, and adds something to the original work.


The two images with which I avoid the break  my photo-a-day tradition are of the same little sculpture (a gift to my wife from our lovely elder daughter, Catherine). Whether I get away with making a viewable image is for you to judge. By the way, neither is a monochrome image.


I am looking forward to the uphill side of this journey.





About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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2 Responses to August 6, 2013 … last-minute stop-gap

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    I really like the lighting and the angle on the second one. There’s all sorts of still life ideas for people housebound – no rush to get outside if you’re ill! Speedy recovery

  2. I agree with Adam. That image is lovely.

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