I really, really like photography. Getting behind the camera and immersing myself in what’s before me is my therapy. I lose my mind, in a good way, and live in the moment.
When we are here in Utah those moments are hard to come by, unless we go visit the horses. So, when I can’t get out and shoot, I will immerse myself in editing instead. I am finding a whole new “zen” in the editing process. I have a bunch of textures, elements, virtual papers, and several programs, with Photoshop being my “go to” editor.
2 weeks ago one of the photo challenges was Circles. I grabbed this old camera of mine with the idea that the lenses are circles. I then edited it with this texture that has a circle of a camera lens on it, then added more circles with Photoshop brushes.
We arrived back in Utah county last Monday. Al had a Dr. appointment on Thursday, and he felt we needed to get back to his shop and get things started. We’ve been planning on selling his shop, but even more so now.
Since we landed here it’s rained everyday, and been way colder than either of us like. So not much going on with scenery, or photography. I am chomping at the bit…ha ha…to go visit the wild horses, and when it ever stops raining, we will go spend a few days out there.
I did however pre plan for this weeks photo challenges, and took these photos while we were still in the lovely desert.
This shot is for the Dogwood 52 challenge. This week is Storytelling-The Golden hour.
I am a huge fan of shooting in the golden hour, and when we are in the desert it is simply magical. These are the poppies outside Oatman, Az and this single tall purple flower really stood out to me. To me that was the story, the tall flower standing out and being an individual in all the orange poppies.