"When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes.But when you photograph people in B&W,you photograph their souls!" ~Ted Grant
I used this quote a few days ago on Twitter, I thought of it again when I saw this photo and it was the only choice for my daily photo. H2 has an artist's soul, temperamental, playful, loving & always willing to try something different. Lets not talk about the temper.
This was not the photo I envisioned while taking pictures. I also made the biggest discover that you can't shoot in Monochrome in RAW. I never tried shooting in Monochrome, so I figured I would try - I guess I must be thankful that this is what I got instead. I guess that sometimes the best stuff comes from our mistakes. This would have sucked in B&W.
I love to take spiderwebs, but they are not the easiest things to capture. Well, at least for me. This web was only visible when I got the background in the shade and even then it didn't really pop. Until I converted to B&W Then it took on an erie dismal tone that I loved. It also feels abandoned without its spider. Maybe he went on vacation....it is summer after all.
I want to say Bond, James Bond, but I don't want to be flippant about the dead. That would not bring me good Karma I think. I loved this shot black and white. I took several that I thought would work for today's photos. This was not one of them, but sometimes we make our photos in post production.
The one below made me laugh so hard though. I don't think E meant to have that face in the photo.
The problems with taking pictures of insects is that they don't take direction. I have to be honest - I didn't work that hard at taking a picture today. I was doing some laundry and one item didn't get all the way dry so I decided to use the "solar dryer" outside to finish it up and within 5 minutes this sucker had decided it was his shirt & not mine. Well, I showed him....his mug shot is now plastered on the internet.
I know that today's theme was Fog, but I didn't experience any fog, except when my lens fogged up due to the humidity while trying to take this picture. UGH! And a quick shout out to my dad, who noticed the bug.
There could be no other reason for a bee to be sitting on an evergreen with absolutely no flowering anything except to take a break or escape from a very annoying co-worker (do I know that one) but either way its a break.
I guess this qualifies for heat/energy in today's Theme Thursday. I found this light fixture in the Texas heat and I loved it. There's a matching one down the way too, but the single fixture did it for me.
I had a great day today. Lots of stuff accomplished. The kids went to the movies with their aunt and I went for a walk while everyone was occupied. He thought he was stalking me though the cattails, but it was actually me that was stalking. Unfortunately, the light was not in my favor and I didn't get the definition I would have liked, but I don't usually get such a clear shot.
Today was challenging. Besides having to work it rained all day long. And I do mean all day long I took this in a sprinkle - not good light, but with the pavement wet and switching to B&W it looks much better than color.
Yes, I literally was in the middle of this creek. While I would love for all of you to think I suffered for my craft laying down to get this shot, I used my 12 inch gorilla pod and got an awesome perspective. I'm not sure if this is my favorite of the day, as I tried the daily shoot today. I think this fits the bill.