“So tell me gentleman, tell me the time and place where it was easy to be a woman.”~Andrew Sean Greer, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Went back out into the woods today to test the space with an actual person. Places that seem beautiful and mysterious on their own change so much when you add in a person. Places that seemed unremarkable can become the perfect place when someone’s soul fills it up.
Looking forward to next week’s project.
“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping
When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” ~Dr.Seuss
It has been a while since I have simply gone out and taken photos for the fun of it.
I went to The Pines today to find some locations for an art shoot I want to do next week. Tomorrow I will go out again with a stand-in model to see if these locations are suitable (all will become clear as to why I would bother to do a stand-in model shoot when you see the final project and here the story behind it). It is one thing to love a location for nature photographs, but something else to photograph a person in it…..especially when you feel photographing people isn’t your strong point!
Practice makes perfect.
In the meantime, so many moods out there today!
“Shhh, I’ll do the talking. Dark. Laughing. The owls were flying. Many things were blocked. Laughing. Two men, two girls. Flashlights pass by in the woods over the ridge. The owls were near. The dark was pressing in on her. Quiet then. Later, footsteps. One man passed by. Screams far away. Terrible, terrible. One voice.”~Log Lady (Twin Peaks)
I went for a wander in the local pine plantation with a friend. It reminded us of Twin Peaks. Tall straight trees that sway slightly in the wind will always be very mysterious, even without help from David Lynch.
The unexpected soft carpet of moss sprinkled with pine needles was a delight under foot.
In summer, the smell of hot pine needles reminds me of my childhood and school, but alas this cool spring day did not offer such a scent.