GARDEN 62 – YOUNG FRUIT (MONO)
August 8, 2015 15 Comments
I have to admit to neglecting our back garden this year, but then this increasingly wild waste is far from the only item on my list of “Things not to neglect” – that are being neglected just the same! It may be that retirement is really biting, that non-essentials are being treated as such – and I must say that its a pleasant lifestyle. As I read somewhere, retirement has given me my life back.
Photographs haven’t been coming easily recently, I’ve been going through an uninspired spell, but rather than fighting frantically against it I’ve been going more with the flow, not trying to force the issue. The hour pottering about with the camera this morning had a slightly better feel to it – which I hope will continue.
And I’ve gone against my own advice by immediately looking at the pictures on my PC, semi-processing one or two and then liking this one >>> I am very far from alone in thinking it better to download photos after a session but then to leave them alone for awhile – to return to them with new eyes and more creative energy after a few days or weeks – and indeed to keep returning to them from time to time, when fresh insights, ideas and visions may well appear.
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D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 1600 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Landscape preset and adding a strong cyanotype tone.