All I need in this life of sin: Today, I practiced matching up the light outside to the light inside. I had just come back from taking pictures of the country and I was still in a cheerful mood. I looked out onto the yard and saw the beautiful colors in the sky and a sun that was getting ready to rest. I thought “oh snap! this is the light thingy Kate was talking about” So I got out a bottle and a glass, set it up on a table and snapped away at 10 minute increments. This is the shot I got. I paired the glass and bottle on a table outside because I usually consider the winter to be cold and dreary, but with the sun out today and the wine it just felt more optimistic. f1/1.8, 1/125, ISO 100.
But when I got back in the house. I saw something else. The blue in the window and the light from the inside looked really good together. Have I found that time of day when the light inside matches the light outside. If I have then grade this one, if I haven’t then grade the wine bottle:). In any case, my still life is of the two things I need to get by. My boyfriend’s visa card, and lipstick. The pairing is girly and shallow and awesome. The intention is meant to portray just that. f/1.8, 1/25, ISO 100.
Look how far we’ve come/So far left to go: The story I’m telling is of a young couple that has their whole life in front of them. The road in the foreground signifies how far they’ve come and the road in the background signifies what lies ahead. The road is full of ups and downs and swivels and is the perfect metaphor to a relationship. In fact, even though this was staged, both my boyfriend and I were really touched by the beauty and openness of the road. It had a sort of optimism to it. We were also proud of sticking by each other’s side and being stronger than ever after almost 5 years. The setting really helps tell the story because it is vast and open and full of possibilities. f/11, 1/125, ISO 100. (I’m submitting the first one)