Friday, January 27, 2012

Foto Friday - Life is not a snapshot . . .

. . . by Josh Wilson.

Sunday night I had the opportunity to see contemporary Christian artist, Josh Wilson
in concert at our church. My daughter and I went together and met a few of her friends there and not
knowing exactly what to expect or where we would be sitting I took my camera anyway, "just in case".

But for me there is always that looming possibility of frustration in having my camera and not being able
to be in the right place, versus being in the right place and not having brought my camera to begin with.
It's a double edged sword sometimes. That's why now I usually just bring it with me because I'm learning that
the first frustration is far easier to get over than the second one.

 I took my 50mm lens, the only one I have that would allow me to take in low light, but was going to need
to be pretty close to the stage. When we got there the prime seats were gone . . .grrrr . . . frustration.
And just when I was about to relinquish all possibility of capturing something, anything, I saw that they
were making a little area to stand right in front of the stage. And if there is one thing I'm quickly learning is that if you really want the opportunity of getting the shot you have to be willing to put yourself in places you wouldn't normally go. Sometimes that feels awkward, but the more I do it the easier it gets.

So, my daughter and I, and her friends stood only feet away from the stage for 2 wonderful hours and
I just clicked my heart away.   I have to say that I was pretty captivated by the light and shadows. Whew this was definitely a new learning curve for me, but very fun!

{Shoot, edit, submit}

{One of my daughters friends, since mine wouldn't let me take her picture : ( - It was really hard to get enough light on here face so my camera would focus and let me take the picture)

{Photo art Friday}

One of my favorite songs is "Before the Morning" from his cd, Life Is Not A Snapshot.
In part of the lyrics he says, "but life is not a snapshot, it might take a little time
but you'll see the bigger picture." That's something for me to think about as it's easy not to see
the big picture sometimes when I worry more about the moment. 

Have a great weekend!
Love, Kim

P.S. Here is "Before The Morning" music video if you're interested

Photo Art Friday     


Pat said...

These are fabulous photos. You should definitely send copies to the band. Who knows - your photos may end up on their next album cover!

Kaylene said...

Thank you for sharing, your final composition is wonderful.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You must have been super pleased you took your camera! Amazing photos Kim.

Cedar said...

These really are excellent shots! Good for you getting up close! I know exactly what you mean about having to try things you wouldn't do just to get the shot...challenging but so rewarding!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They're fabulous. Perhaps you should go on the road with them. :)

kareninkenai said...

very nice composition; like the "light" source especially. wonderful. thanks for sharing (visiting from Photo Art Friday) kareninkenai

Jeanne said...

Your photos are absolutely wonderful, and i loved your editorializing about bringing or not bringing your camera. Very humorous, and so like I think! Thanks also for stopping by my blog.. I also see you are in Kim's class too! going to be great I think, and has already cost me a new lens. LOL

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos, colors and shadow Kim!
Great job dear, I love it!

I wish you a pleasant weekend.:)

Marvett Smith said...

I love that first image. The light is perfect!

My Captivating Images said...

Great captures! I am learning about putting myself out there when I want the shot. It is an awkward feeling but worth it. :)

Marilyn said...

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Your texture work really gives the photo a lot of interest.

Ida said...

Nicely done and how exciting to be in the right place at the right time. - Hope the music was a good as your photos.

Southern Gal said...

You really did a great job with it!
I love "I Refuse".

Branson said...

You did a FABULOUS job!! Are you going to share these with him? You definitely should! I am impressed :)

Bonnie said...

Such great shots Kim! Love the light you have captured in them. Your last edited version could be a CD cover. Hope the band gets to see them! Thanks for sharing with PAF.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like these photos very much.

Regards and best wishes

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