Apr 14, 2013
You know the images you wanted to be making when you first started but no idea how to make? These images embody them for me. I wanted to get those tones, that kind of light & exposure, but most specifically those angles. And it never worked, no matter how hard I tried. I would stand on chairs, move around, and fail every time. Granted, I knew nothing about light, and I wasn't interested in sitting down and reading about exposure back then. I thought things would come to me in their own time, because I'd always gotten what I wanted without working very hard. I always seemed to end up figuring things out. That was foolish, and now I actually work hard to get the results I want to get, but I'm also older, and possibly wiser. The latter remains to be seen.
And when I got these results a couple of weeks ago, there was a big sigh of relief and I slept more soundly than I have in a long time. To most people, these are just pretty flowers, but to me, they're an accomplishment four years in the making. I'm sure next month, they'll seem mundane and amateurish, but right now, right now I'm proud of these images.