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Beauty Thru my Lens: Waiting

17 thoughts on “Beauty Thru my Lens: Waiting

  1. Hi Pat. It’s great to have some time between photo assignments and back in the studio with its high speed internet to post on the blog and also visit those whom I enjoy following along with, like your blog. Having such limited internet access when I’m on photo shoots in so many parts of rural America presents lots of challenges in posting on my own blog but sadly, makes it near impossible to keep up on other’s blogs until I get back. I like your idea about discussing what I was thinking/feeling as I made a photo. I’ll put my thinking cap on about that. In the meantime though, you might give it a try yourself. Images like this stopped me in my tracks as I suspect it did you. It’s a joy to be back following your adventures with the camera and in life 🙂


    • Truth time, Rick. When I was taking this photo it was lightly raining with a cold breeze and I was thinking – what a beautiful door, I need to make sure I’m centered straight on, and I have to get my body and my camera back into the car. 🙂 Most of my thinking was during post processing. I bought a Canon photo printer which has increased my enjoyment 10 fold – I enlarged this to 13×19, cropped it down so the knob is positioned where I want it, and included a very warn threshold. It is stunning. Thank you so much for all your encouragement – you are giving me the confidence I need to continually move into new learning and new experiences. I know my skill is increasing because I am doing so much less post processing (except when I work in the rain).


      • Oh goodness Pat I’ve had to do something similar on some photo shoots, most often when it’s dangerous weather (photographing in a tornado, on an icy mountain, etc.) or in life threatening conditions (photographing from a rope suspended down the side of a mountain, photographing while hanging out the door of an airplane, etc.). And, in those situations post processing afterward is the only way to make certain we come home safely to our loved ones. But by and large for me, there is a great challenge and joy in being able to capture photos exactly as they’ll appear in their final form with as little post processing as possible, if any. I’m delighted to hear you are doing that as well.


  2. A wonderful, quiet, and peaceful photo Pat that really pulls me in to wonder about all the people who passed through that door and all the stories it could tell about what it’s experienced. It also tells a complete story of life and reminds us that there is a beauty, grace and character in aging even when the hinges start getting rusty 🙂


    • I’m glad you like this photo, I like it a lot. I think I’m going to crop it so the knob is at the apex of the upper right third. When I scroll down, that is where a stop and gaze. It is so good to have you back. I was thinking a few minutes ago that I would really enjoy having you do some posts where you take a photo and tell us what you were thinking as you planned the shot and looked through the viewfinder. I bet you would enjoy doing it because you seem like a natural-born teacher. Wishing you lots of smiles from the heart.


    • Yes I do – and I wonder if the steel and aluminum building will hold the same charm for people in the future – when all the wooden structures are gone.


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