I survived another first week of the month, generally my busiest time of the month. Thankfully, I actually got a LOT done and look forward to hopefully having a somewhat relaxing January so I can complete some other projects I have been putting off because I have been so damn busy. Now that Jess is self-sufficient, I don't have to worry about splitting my time between my work and what she needs so time has become more readily available. I think we'll celebrate with a fun night in Reno with friends tonight. Yeah, that sounds like a plan.
I took two pictures this week that are so incredibly different. That is what I like about this project, I get so many different shots and from one day to the next, you can get something totally different
from the day before.
On Wednesday, I took this shot of this mandarin orange on our tree. So much color and life in this shot even though it is just a spot of color surrounded by the muted green.
The following day, I took the following shot and it couldn't be any different: dark, black and white, and grainy. Everything in the shot was intentional as I wanted a dirty, grungy look to go with the theme of the picture.
I didn't set out to make the two back to back pictures have such a contrast, but when I realized it, I was actually super happy. I mean, at this point I am happy when I can think of something different to photograph after all this time, but when it is something I really like and am proud of, it makes it that much better.
Yesterday, I went with something new again. Like I said, it is all about creating new ideas. When I created the Star Wars scene in the last post, I thought to myself how fun it would be to create other shots from movies in my photos. For some reason, I instantly thought of Kill Bill and thought it would be fun to create a scene inspired by the movie. I came up with this...
Kind of fun, kind of silly, I kind of need to shave more often. In the end though, I am really happy with how this came out.