Already this 365 project is making me a better (read: less lazy) photographer! Against all laws of nature, I bumbled outside this morning in 15-degree chill because the sky was just so pretty and because I was inspired while journaling this morning. (Not surprisingly, my original concept led to something completely different.) It is EXTREMELY difficult to work the camera’s fiddlybits when it’s cold, so I kind of just half-focused and hoped for the best. Then I ran back inside and crawled under my five-layer blanket taco with my hands under my armpits.
I was also more adventurous in editing. Usually I am not a fan of wispy-de-doodah effects in photos, favoring instead bold, dramatic, mildly obnoxious colors that match my personality better. It also doesn’t help that everyone and their mother seems to be doing the ethereal Hallmark card look, especially in wedding photography, and of course I have to be different from everyone else because Mr. Rogers told me I’m special. But they may be on to something here, so I took down the clarity in Camera Raw and ran Pioneer Woman’s Sunshine action over it.
Again, not at all what I had in mind at first, but it was really too cold to stand outside for long.