I have yet to finish the story about the day hubby and I went out to photograph together … You know, the day we
stupidly shot on train tracks? This post is the final chapter of that particular day.
We continued to look for places to shoot. We pulled into one park, found it to be a dud, and moved on. Where to now? We decided to head towards another park, really unsure what we were looking for. So that is where we went.
As we slowly drove in this park looking for THE spot, we finally stopped,
sighing saying, well, I suppose this is about as good as it gets. Hubby saw water dripping from off of a roof, and suggested we try to capture a drip. Keep in mind, my friends, the winds were whipping fiercely that day, so with this wind the drips were coming down fast and furious, no luxurious, slow pace for these drips. I could feel my competitive spirit soar. OK! You want to see what we can do! Let’s do this!
I of course having my 60mm macro lens along with me, changed my 17-55mm lens to that macro lens, safely inside hubby’s truck. I know, I clearly had the advantage, but BUT (she says over the protesting roar) hubby once upon a time had some prints of his hanging in the Buffalo Museum of Art, so my competition was stiff. He was using a kit lens on his Canon Rebel t5i, and I my macro lens. Hubby shot in black and white (in editing I made it a wee fancy) and mine was shot in color.
Now for the drips. You tell me which one you like … You won’t hurt my feelings if you go with hubby’s shot, GUYS, cause I know you um men do stick together. So, here is hubby’s drip (and I must admit the reflection in his shot is pretty cool)
and here is MY drip … come on, GIRLS, let’s hear from you …
both with two distinctively different “feels”. You tell me, which one do you like better? Or, do you like both drips? *giggle*
I shot a LOT of frames to get the shot I did, while, hubby, um, he only shot ONE frame. Darn it, any ways, but he got off a pretty great shot with just ONE try. How did he do that? I did manage to get one shot almost clear with a single drop of water falling, but I took about, ah, I’d say, about 15 shots. IT WAS EXTREMELY WINDY. This was not easy competition. The drips FLEW with the wind! And the nerve of hubby to brag that he is really proud of what he shot. Really? What about mine? *pout* Yet …
When hubby viewed this post before I published it, he wanted to know what I did to make his shot look not as good as he thought it was. Hubby has yet to learn that what you see on the LCD screen of the camera, is not always what you see when you open the image in the editing room. Hubby is still in the “film mind set”, taking only one shot per image, so he has yet to get into the habit of shooting off more then just one frame per image. Ah, the joys of digital photography! LOL
Getting back to the story …
When I was finished with the drips, (smile), I walked back to the truck, changed lenses again inside of it, back to my 17-55mm, grabbed my tripod and set it up, (Huh! I’ll show hubby!) with the intention of getting some shots of the landscape in front of me. These were not easy shots. The sun was too bright, so I underexposed my shots, but still the lighting was very tricky. While I was busy in my own little world, hubby snapped and
caught me shooting. According to Hubby’s Shadow that you see here, there will only be FOUR more weeks of Winter left, so, Gigi (and ALL those who are Winter Weary), get out your dancing shoes cause we are almost to Spring! *Happy Dance HERE*
Well, seeing I told the bulk of my story, all that is left for me to show you are my two landscape shots. I hope you enjoy them. I edited them in such a way as to gain a “dreamy feel”. Have I succeeded? Again, you tell me. (smile)
I thank each of you for BEing here at Petals today. I am deeply touched you took the time to stop by to view my work. May all of you BE Blessed, Happy, and Loved on this most special day.
Photography/ “Two Drips, One Silhouette, Two Sepia” 2015 ©AmyRose and Hubby
[All editing done by me.]
(Taken in Como Park, Lancaster, NY)