The weather finally turned blustery, cloudy, and colder.  I can take the clouds and colder, but I don’t like walking with a camera when it is windy.  It is hard to photograph foliage when it is blowing around so much and it is hard to keep my hands warm in the wind.  I just got a new hand warmer today.  As you can see by the blue light, it is charging.  The light blinks when charging and I had to make 4 frames to catch it on.


But the weather is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.  My biggest problem is that I don’t know what I’m going to take pictures of this winter, as a result I am faced with the possibility of having to refrain from taking pictures and blogging, and that is depressing.

Light, Shadows, & Details


When I walk around, either outside or inside, I try to keep my eyes open and watch for unusual light and shadows around details.  My reasoning for why I like details is due to the fact that I rarely go anywhere new so I get more creative with my vision and even find the end of a handrail to be of interest.  Fortunately, the light changes with the time of the day as well as the season so I often see the same object, but in a different light.

I started photographing these kinds of things right after I read the book, The Practice of Contemplative Photography.  It was one of the first photography books I read.  You can see the definition and look at lots, of pictures by clicking here.