I’m not sure I always feel like I’m in the seat. Sometimes I’m only holding on by one hand and flying out behind the roller coaster. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t feel that way. – David Morse
“Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise…” ― Emma Thompson
“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist – the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” Oscar Wilde
There is no failure except in no longer trying
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” ― Ricky Skaggs
“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.”
― Maya Angelou
I Will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I Will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you
Cosy setting for a Saturday evening dinner with friends
If you attempt for a gripping atmosphere in your photographs you will want to try new ways of shooting. Going for a little playing around is an enjoyable task on a lousy November weekend. The weather is too damnable to take a chance outdoor, you have time in abundance and no more longing to get distracted? Why not indulge in an experimental table top shooting with your impressive equipment? Your cameras and lenses and all the valuable stuff is waiting for you to take up the self selected challenge.
Impress your best part and ask her kindly to lend you for an hour or two her latest flower arrangement. Make a simple and quick setup for the start and get going shooting. Move. Move a lot around your object and try to find interesting angles of view and compositions of light. Don’t try too hard to get it right. What’s right anyway? After having done the correct exposures go bold. Shoot as you never did before and free yourself from rules, break your habits or better: get to know your standard way of shooting.
You might find it very rewarding not to discard your “failures” at once. Don’t think like a technician, go for the emotional side of the images and be aware of why you like the one better than the other. Try explicitly to formulate your feelings in regard to the different results. By and by you will realize that your quest for new ways of seeing enlarged your toolbox of photographic techniques. Both go inextricably together.
When the long and rainy November afternoon seems way too boring, take your chance and make the tulips bleed. Shoot them. And allow yourself to discover your creative vein.
Want a suggestion for something new, interesting on your plate? Make a change and serve more than a simple green salad with a mustard vinaigrette.
At the latest when a person close to you dies the relationship to that person clarifies permanently. It is good when you can be at peace then and not ashamed of yourself on what you had decided.