South Dakota Snapshots

I was in South Dakota with my family last weekend. On Saturday I had the opportunity to borrow my niece’s truck and go on a late afternoon abandoned farmhouse hunt.  What I found was visually very pleasing to my eye.  The light was gorgeous.  I was walking in ditches wearing my favorite cowboy boots. It was warm and I kept finding these images seemingly rising out of the sky.  These photos represent resilience, strength, courage and yet they also convey a feeling of loneliness and longing.  I found the starkness quite beautiful.

On my farmhouse hunt I got so excited as I did a u-turn into an overgrown driveway and I was ready to shoot loads of pictures.  However, I quickly realized that I was at the same farmhouse I shot in August with my Mom.  Perhaps there is a reason that I got to shoot it again in different light in a different season.

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This week is now history, next week is sheer potential.

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I spilled my coffee in my studio and thought the way it pooled on my drop cloth was really cool.  I was bummed about my coffee but thrilled to get the shot.  I hope you have a week filled with unexpected discoveries.

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”  —James Joyce

 

 

My quick study in shades of white.

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Today I wanted to play with my camera settings because I’m going to be shooting some jewelry for a friend.  As I started gathering objects from my studio to work with I realized that I was drawn to everything in shades of white.  Here’s my quick study in white.  I like shooting micro and trying to build a narrative around what emerges.  I am shooting with an OLYMPUS OM-D for you camera folks.  I love it and highly recommend the camera for loads of situations.

Never underestimate the power of LUCK.

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LUCK (Merriam Websters Definition)
noun \ˈlək\
: the things that happen to a person because of chance : the accidental way things happen without being planned

: good fortune : good luck
: success in doing or getting something

I truly hope you have a lucky Saturday!