"Abstraction in photography is ridiculous, and is only an imitation of painting. We stopped imitating painters a hundred years ago, so to imitate them in this day and age is laughable." - Berenice Abbott
I constantly am fighting the battle in my personal photography to be a generalist. I love being a jack of all trades but when I am shooting what I like I all too often am just shooting flowers. Nothing wrong with shooting flowers but I don't want to be know as that guy that only takes flower pictures. I look at lots of different photographer and William Eggleston is one that I really admire because he photographed such common everyday scenes.
"I am at war with the obvious." - William Eggleston
Photo notes- I shot this photo with a Nikon D2Xs and a
40mm F2.8 macro lens. I am always a little taken back
when I get phot os that I really like using equipment that is so old.
The fact is 8 year old cameras are digital dinosaurs
but they still can take amazing photos.
I remember studying quotes in english in high school and I thought it was a waste of time. Oh if I could go back and engage in that time again and pay attention. Finding quotes that are meaningful to me helps tremendously. I often go to photoquotes.com and I am never disappointed. These O'Keeffe quotes came from BrainyQuotes.com Now if you ask why I am quoting a painter and showing photos it is because I am not that good of a painter.
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way..." -Georgia O'Keeffe
"Nobody sees a flower really: it so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time- like to have a friend takes time. I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." -Georgia O'Keeffe
Tonight we had to go to Walmart because we were out of toilet paper. Driving home down Park Avenue I saw this locomotive sitting on the tracks in this wonderful light. I dropped Julie and Jamie at home and Josie was out shooting photos so I got her to go back with me to see if the light was still good. Rarely do you see something and go back a few minutes later and it is still good but I lucked out tonight.
9th Grade - Jr. High Quiz Bowl
10th Grade- Football
11th Grade- Baseball
12th Grade- Baseball
The Wildcats entered the tournament as a three seed and beat Mayflower to go to the Championship game and play Horatio. This season the Wildcats were 0-2 against Mayflower until the tournament and Horatio had put us out of the tournament in 2015 and 2016. This was a sweet victory. The final score was 4-3. Jackson's tore his ACL during the football playoffs and has been on the team but unable to play due to his injury. Coach Fullerton said at Senior day that this is the winningest class of baseball players in the history of Harding Academy.