Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Madonna and Child
I have been thinking about the article that will be (may be) requested this month that I mentioned in the prior post. After all, they may have room only for half a dozen photos and no text. That little task would only take me days. I love all my photo children and how could I choose. I also realize that you must pick things that go together artistically. Now most artists have developed a style...not so much me. My photos are all over the place in subject, mood, realism vs. romance.
But let us assume they want some text. Should I explain that in being myself I have spent hours today uploading my photos to Photobucket and backing up again the more precious of these to a separate hard drive? I use this site because it allows me a full resolution download, makes a good backup site, and for a small fee I have unlimited gigabytes. It is expensive to print albums of stuff so most of my work is kept digital. I do not think other photographers want to hear about the time-consuming maintenance tasks of choosing the thousands of photos one wants to save for posterity nor the unique folder names that one creates to help find stuff. Needles in a field of haystacks is what we have created with digital photography. Within my software I can add words to an index that tags each photo, but I do not think this data transfers to the internet site. I am a very organized person so I dread to think of how others are going to lose masses of history with their casual storing of camera and phone captures throughout their young lives.
Most of my readers suggested I just be myself in writing about my (hobby) artistic endeavors. Well, I have thought about it and come to some simple out-of-my depth conclusions. I tend to favor red. I like nature but on a rare occasion can capture a memorable face. I cannot divorce the emotion I feel from a photograph I have taken which may leave others cold. And, of course, I am addicted.
Well, it seems that my upload of 262 sunset photos is finished, and that number is just for 2012! (As I said I tend to favor red.) Hubby and I took a hike yesterday as the weather almost reached 70F in mid-February. (Photos above and below) I always bring a camera and while rounding the path in the late winter afternoon sun a young woman with curly red hair (lots of hair) was holding a young baby in her arms and trying to take a picture of the two of them while she sat on a bench. The sun caught the golden red halo of her hair and the soft fuzz of the baby's head and I wish I had taken a shot of this amazing silhouette. But I was polite and instead offered to take photos of Madonna and child with her camera. She had a small camera so I am not sure how they turned out, but I was really having fun!