The Crow / Black and White

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As we started the workshop talking about crows and their appearance in mythology, (Sadly there were not any crows around to photograph.)  we learned about the picture style monochrome and the options of detail settings. Sharpness, Contrast, Filter Effect and Toning Effect.

While on our hike we incorporated feelings of color by putting our cameras picture style setting to Monochrome and changing the toning effect to express a deeper meaning, expression and emotion to what we were photographing.

And here are their results.

 

Morning Glory photo by Tammy Walters Fox
Morning Glory photo by Tammy Walters Fox

Morning Glory
Such a simple yet beautiful growing flower growing freely in the forest, provoking a feeling of quiet beauty and a feeling of renewal with each new day. Looking upwards to the sun, soaking in the warmth and goodness of the sun as if saying, “Look up to the Heavens,”
The vine growing and intertwine with those around it, just like our own lives. Constantly looking to thrive and bloom in our environment.
As the morning glory flourishes, we can relate to it in our personal journey.

(Blue: gray mood)

Tammy Walters Fox

Hidden photo by Lisha Lovett
Hidden photo by Lisha Lovett

Hidden
In the cleft of a fallen limb I hide myself. I am alone in the shade wondering what grows behind. Afore me is a glorious scape of color but I cannot stop the wonder of what lays behind. How long with I wait? I pray my stem to grow stem to grow straight and tall that my cap will stand above the cleft that hides me as I grow. I wait along, I wait to see, I wait to know.

(phone camera)
Lisha Lovett

 

A Season of All Things photo by Dottie Dubber
A Season of All Things photo by Dottie Dubber

A season for all things
As you go thru life feelings are expressed by the outward appearance. Imagine if you will, each stage of your life, you see yourself in a different way. Sometimes you are frazzled, life is chaotic, busy, and your hair may stick out! Other times, order prevails, things fall into place, you know who you are, what you are doing. Then, for no apparent reason life becomes stark and oppressed. Remember there is a season for all things. This too will pass.

Sepia (anticipation)

Dottie Dubber

 

Fireworks of the Dandelion photo by Holly Appesson
Fireworks of the Dandelion photo by Holly Appesson

Fireworks of the Dandelion

Strolling thru the woods and stumbling on the dandelions was a kismet. My setting was on purple which reminded me of my sisters purple hair. This always brings a smile to my face. The white dandelion reminded of a purple explosion of a fireworks and my sisters personality. Happy Day, Happy Capture.

(Purple: family)

Holly Apperson

 

 

How to relieve Stress photo by Betty Kolar
How to relieve Stress photo by Betty Kolar

How to relieve stress
This lil plant felt very stressed, it experiences a long period of drought followed by a period of daily torrential rain. In order to relive the feeling of anxiety, the plant took a piece of vine and began to twirl and twirl and twirl until there was a feeling of calmness on this sunny day.

(Blue:)

Betty Kolar

 


Thank you ladies for sharing your photos and your feelings through photography!


I rarely take my camera with me when we are out in the field and I try really hard to remember to take photos during the workshop because my main focus is on you. I really love receiving class photos from those that participated in the workshop.. Thank you Tammy and Holly for snappin’ some photos during the workshop.

Hope to see ya at the next workshop!

 

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