I went to London, and it almost feels like I did nothing but take pictures of windows and doorways. That’s not true, of course. I took a lot of photographs of other things, but no matter where I go I take pictures of windows and doors.
I went to Wilderness Park yesterday to take advantage of the lovely weather. Spring hasn’t quite arrived, though, so the whole park is still quite brown. I did realize that I need to pick up a variable neutral density filter if I want the shots I’m looking for. It’s difficult to shoot wide open with a long exposure in the middle of the afternoon and not end up with a completely blown-out image.
I did get one photograph I was happy with. It was one of those throwaway shots. I saw a leaf floating on top of the water and took the picture, thinking that nothing would come of it. Obviously, something did.
When I bring photographs into Lightroom, I usually click on the distortion control option to account for the distortion of the lens. This time, though, I clicked on the wrong option. Instead of correcting for my 35mm f/1.8, I clicked on the 10.5mm Fisheye option, and ended up with a far more intriguing image. My high school art teacher called these ‘happy accidents’.
I bought some flowers to brighten up my apartment. They are purple and white lilies of some kind. Or they might be something else. I’m not that great at identifying flowers beyond “it’s purple”.
In the lovely window light, I had the thought that I might photograph more of the little oddities I own in that same window. Alas, that I don’t always have morning light diffused through a snowstorm, but there will be light all the same. We’ll see how it goes.