[my life, my blessings, my journey]

the pendulum

I took these photos the other night and I'm in love with them. My lens completely fogged up when I sat down in the damp grass to start shooting. It's been so very humid and hot here lately and the air is heavy and saturated. At first I kept trying to wipe my lens off and clear the condensation that was forming. But when I checked the images on my LCD screen I think I actually said, "oh my..." out loud. I just loved the softness and the warm, golden glow in the background from the setting sun.

And then when I converted them to black and white I thought I might just die and go to heaven. I really love them. The pendulum of self-doubt and criticism swings violently from one extreme to the other around here - either I love my photos and don't care what others think or feel when they see them or I completely question why I even own a camera. It doesn't make any sense, does it? Lately, okay like the last 3 days, I've really been enjoying my photos. I think I'd like to stay on this ride a little longer, please.

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3 comments:

Andrea said...

Amanda, those are gorgeous! Who knew all that heat and humidity would do such great things! I know how you feel about swinging from one extreme to the next about photography. I think about once a month I have a handful of photos I love. :) Keep picking-up the camera though! You have talent my friend!

Stacey said...

Magical.

And ah yes, the pendulum. So funny b/c I hardly picked up my camera the past week, but then took some photos last night that made me fall in love with it all over again.

Keep riding, Amanda. I think you're fantastic.

Sarah said...

gorgeous!