March 1, 2015

Be Still Sunday...

"I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness...
and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day,
I'm a human trying to make it thru this world."

-Ellen Degeneres

"Be Still and Listen"
Still Life

"Follow Your Path"
Still Life

When I take a moment to be still and listen to what I have learned so far in tackling Still Lifes, this is what I know...

This whole concept of "Be Still"?  HARD WORK!

I have dusted off my 50mm and am kinda enjoying getting reacquainted.

I am getting more comfortable shooting in manual mode, instead of in my normal aperture or shutter priority comfort zone 

However, I still can't imagine shooting in manual mode "on the fly" when I don't have the luxury of time to contemplate my settings.  Perhaps...that will come with more practice.  I'm skeptical.

Altho I enjoy and admire the work of those who set up intricate Still Life scenes in their photography, I personally find my residence in the K-I-S-S zone.  And yes, this is an anomaly as far as my life is concerned.

Light, light....where for art thou light.  I never seem to have enough.

I like taking a photography class again.  I need to work on the whole "be still" thang 'cause I'm already looking ahead to "what's next".

Be still and listen.  Follow your path.  Live your purpose.  Trying to get into manual mode on that too!

Here's where I "link up" today.

(click on image for description of Song-ography)
Next Tuesday's Song-ography title suggestion is "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift.
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