October 10, 2014

When you can't see...


...but you can envision.



"The Last Rose"
Ambler, Pennsylvania


Breaking the rules can sometimes result in a happy surprise.  Just don't tell my Things I copped to that.   It flies directly in the face of everything I've drummed into them their entire lives.








Rules say don't shoot a photo directly into the sun.   This is the one rule of photography I love to break.  And break often.  The last rose of the season. The sun was so bright, I couldn't even see an image when looking into my camera.  I was completely blinded.  But I could envision it.  I knew it was there, and that it was going to be a definite rule breaker.  






The last rose of the season.  But not the last rule breaker.  

(disclaimer:  only the complete lack of abiding by rules was used in the making of these photos...no textures or overlays were utilized)






Here's where I "link up" today.


(click on image for description of Song-ography)
Next Tuesday's Song-ography title is "Small Town" by John Mellenkamp.
Come back and link up!

19 comments:

  1. I so love breaking rules.It adds spice and fun to one's life and can often lead to a pleasant surprise . Look at your rose = perfect. Have a great weekend.

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  2. So glad you broke the rule, because these are gorgeous!

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  3. And it is a lovely rose at that.

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  4. hi Kathy ... you gotta love a girl who breaks the rules! :~) love the effect you got!

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  5. clever -- LOVE the last image...

    Hugs

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  6. Beautiful - and yep, rules are meant to be broken.

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  7. Rules for kids are quite different than 'rules' for photos--they're more like suggestions :) Love your rebel ways!

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  8. Me? I'm a rule follower, always have been and probably always will be. But when it come to artistic expression, then hats to the wind and all bets are off. Kathy, keep breakin' the rules, cuz you do some amazing work when you aren't following. Love this photo essay.

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  9. Teaching makes me follow the rules but I love being a rebel and breaking them occasionally. These photos are a beautiful reminder!

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  10. Your rule-breaking captures the feeling of the warm sun and highlights the last rose against the soft fall foliage. It's beautiful.

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  11. you little rule breaker you, giggle. Beautiful . Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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  13. I somehow imagine that you break lots of rules! These images are beautiful.

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  14. Hey, we all stray sometimes. And sometimes come up with good results. Beautiful!

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  15. Oh you fabulous rule breaker you! I love it and do this often also. Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. what do you call this effect, a main item against the blurry background?

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  17. Lovely! Keep breaking those rules. Such yummy light in these.

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  18. really really amazing pictures!!!! and that rose... so wild and free and daring! loved it, keep envisioning and it will become true!

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