Lest Her Gaze Befall You.

Journey with caution weary traveler.

For it is All Hallows Eve and a witch is about.

 Stay to the road and avoid the woods, being ever mindful of the sun. When the shadows lengthen as dusk draws near, it is wise to seek shelter for the evening.

The night belongs to her.

Should you find yourself on the road after dark, be ever vigilant, moving in silence, lest her gaze befall you.

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Indecision.

Going Back Again…

…and again.

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Have you ever made a photograph that you just weren’t sure about? Not sure if it was good enough to keep, good enough to share, should it simply be deleted?

This is one of those photos.

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green plant in flowing water

Time and again I go through my archives, looking for both good photos I’ve long since forgotten, and photos that should have been deleted long ago.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m brutal when it comes to my photos and whether they stay or go. My last stroll through my archives was no exception, the carnage was massive. Several hundred image files got the axe.

Yes I know, I’ve heard all the arguments, “storage is cheap,” and “who knows what image editing technology might be coming,” blah, blah, blah.

As far as I’m concerned, if I look at an image and know for a fact it will never see the light of day, never be printed, never be shared on my Facebook page, or be uploaded to me website, it has no business taking up space on my hard drive. A crap photo is a crap photo.

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But back to the above image.

For some reason I can’t bring my self to delete it, and until now I’ve never shared it. There’s just something about it that has saved it many times from being unceremoniously slapped with the delete key.

Am I missing something? Should the executioner’s axe claim another victim?

One Last Glance

Mid Stream, Mid Leap, By The Light Of The Moon

With time to kill one evening this past week, I stopped by a small stream near where I work to capture a few long exposures of fallen leaves swirling on the water’s surface.

Two of my favorites from my experiments with leaves, water, and time, can be seen HEREand HERE.

Ready to leave, as even under the light of the rising full moon it was getting too dark to see and safely navigate the stream side rocks and boulders, I started back to my car.

One fortuitous glance as I leapt from one boulder to the next nearly stopped me in my tracks.

As I glanced downstream I could see the most beautiful light reflecting on the water. The rising full moon, casting its wonderful glow on the jet black surface of the water, and on the dark, wet, leaf littered rocks, was rising in perfect alignment with the stream.

Surely I had time for one last 60 second exposure.

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Stream Under Autumn Full Moon

Photography 101: A Primer on Color Photography, Part II

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

Yesterday, Ming Gullo, the photographer at A View with Ming, introduced the basics of color photography. Today, she continues her discussion and talks about hue, saturation, lightness, and contrast.

A look at hue, saturation, and lightness

Hue

Hue is what we usually define as color. The images below illustrate shifts in hue:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue Of You

Hues That Move me.

Golden autumn leaves caught in a confusion of currents

Autumn Chaos

Pure white of freshly fallen snow

Vickery Farm In Winter

Vibrant green of an intricately patterned leaf

Symmetry

Layers of blue and pink prior to sunrise

Blue Mountain Layers

See more entries for this weeks challenge HERE