I have been playing with blending textures with my photos a lot more lately. It seems to allow me to infuse more of my vision into the image that I am creating. I have been listening to a lot of interviews of exceptional photographers, the interviews were done by Matt Brandon of Thedigitaltrekker.com. The interviews can be found in the Itunes store by searching for the “Depth of Field” Podcast. The idea of vision seemed to come through over and over again. Having a clear vision of what you are trying to create is very important. I intend for this Image to be included in a 3 image series of misty sunrise I was privileged to experience a few weeks ago. I say privileged for a reason, in listening to the interviews I mentioned before most of which were with humanitarian and social documentary photographers, there was another idea that really struck a cord with me. The idea is this, life is short, fragile, and can turn for the good or bad at any second. We really need to be grateful for the time that we have, we need to be grateful for the beauty that we are able to see, the relationships we are able to form and the experiences we have.
When I shot this image I had a vision for what I wanted it to look like but I did not have an emotion that was connected to it. As I was working on it tonight I realized that it really showed me how we should look when we wake up in the morning. We should be gazing heavenward praising our creator for another day of life, and asking for the grace to make it a better day for everyone we meet during the day.
Greeting the Day with Praise
I’ll add the first image in the series so you can see them paired as well
The Mist and the Willow