Photo Workshop – day three
At this point I can’t remember exactly why, but I missed the second sunrise, too. Probably pretty much the same problem as the previous day. I really don’t want to talk about it.
The midday session covered layering and masking techniques, reminding me of what was once done in the darkroom with dodging and burning. Again, this is stuff I may tackle someday. In the meantime it showed me all the remarkable possibilities and gave me motivation to keep learning and developing. I’ve already discovered that my local community college offers classes in Photoshop. Perhaps someday…..
We were there well before sunset…..
Most of the group was attempting to get another iconic shot of the winter sun streaming through an arch. For an example go HERE. (definitely worth a look!)
But I didn’t expect to get anything noteworthy until I had manual control of settings, so I meandered around other parts of the beach with Sissy…until the wind started to get quite cold. Sissy and I wandered back to a more protected grove of trees for awhile…Then things started to look interesting….
I can’t help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It’s as glorious as soaring through a sunset… almost pays for the thud.
― L.M. Montgomery
The last laugh, the last cup of coffee, the last sunset, the last time you jump through a sprinkler, or eat an ice-cream cone, or stick your tongue out to catch a snowflake. You just don’t know.
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you’re here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this sunset, it’s beautiful, neh? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It is so beautiful and it will never happen ever again, never, not this sunset, never in all infinity. Lose yourself in it, make yourself one with nature and do not worry about karma, yours, mine, or that of the village.”
― James Clavell