Yesterday I was so relieved when I mounted my last print on matte board for my photography final. I have to present it on Monday in class and I'm a little nervousI shot almost 150 images but I can only select five out of the bunch to present.
We each had to decide on a theme (mine was Ansel Adams). He was famous for shooting nature scenes and was an environmentalist as a result.
When I was out by the Great Salt Lake shooting for this final I had an experience I never want to
forget. Im not sure how to put my experience and what I felt into words, but I think I know why Ansel Adams fell in love with nature.
A lot of times we take this world for granted and forget how much beauty there is out there.
I think if we just look around we will notice all the magnificent and inspiring creations that are in the world.
I was (and still am) in awe and grateful for the things nature has to offer.
I'm so grateful I got to capture some of it. I guess if I had to sum up my experience I would use this phrase from one of my favorite Primary songs:
"I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world, Heavenly Father created for me"
I hope I did it a little bit of justice with these images.
This last shot isn't a nature shot per se, but I loved the branches of this tree and the Temple standing in the background ever present, ever beautiful.
In case anyone was wondering I wasn't abducted by aliens. However, I might as well have been because I feel like I've been on another planet! I have been pulling my hair out over math homework - and finals are just around the corner. Needless to say I have been the mayor of Stressville (and it is not the bidnet yo). I've even had to turn down a few photoshoots just to catch up w/homework (yikes!). Anyways, I'm taking a 30 minute breather right now and thought I should post some of the photography assignments I've been working on in class - to make up for my absence on here. I've missed blogging. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
I sure do appreciate it.
above photo credit: google images
The image above was photographed by Ansel Adams, for this assignment I was supposed to try an emulate his work.
The image below is my take on his photo.
The next two images were part of an assingment called "The Quality of Light." Our goal was to capture images in different light settings - whether they were colors that were in harmony, or colors that were in contrast with one another.
This last image was part of an assignment entitled "The Familiar." We were supposed to photograph ordinary things that we don't normally consider beautiful and try to capture them as such.