Sunday, July 7, 2019

Window Reflecting


The joy is coming back. Each time I load my backpack with a camera and a couple lens. Each time I arrive at a destination and haul my tripod out of the car. Each time I cross another item off the Summer Photography Scavenger List. Each time I complete another lesson in the book Shooting with Soul. Each time I come home with at least a couple photographs I want to print, frame and hang. I feel happy.


The dry spell lasted way too long. September until May only a handful of photos taken with my dslr. Hopefully that never happens again.


The latest lesson I completed in Shooting with Soul was: Exercise 27: Window Shopping


My husband had to go up north for a couple days for a conference and it worked for me to go along. I made arrangements with our daughter to stay at our house to take care of Atticus. She told me long before I got Atticus that she would be happy to watch him when we went away. I was cashing in on that promise.


I had one full day of wandering and shooting to myself. I prayed for no rain, but packed the umbrella just in case. The town we were staying near had the cutest shops, so it was the perfect place to complete the Window Shopping lesson.


I am not much of a shopper, but I do love windows, reflections, and wandering


I arrived in town a good hour before the shops opened. I wanted shots of the windows, not a bunch of summertime people. The objective was to find windows with interesting stories about their products, their audience, their location, or the season. Notice how the elements inside the windows, as well as those reflected on them, can be incorporated into your photos to create compelling images.



You could choose to include your reflection into the composition or not. Needless to say, I LOVE self-portrait window reflections.

9 comments:

Electric | Journal said...

This looks like such a fun book to work from! Wish our library system had it, but it doesnt... not one copy. So I asked it to add the book to the collection. Fingers crossed. It's been fun to see the lessons through your eyes.

Roxi H said...

Love your window reflections! I got my dslr out for kid shots on our vacation and now (4days after being home) I hope to get them processed today.

Cathy H. said...

Looks like a great town for window shopping/photography! Such cute windows. I do like seeing your reflections.

Peggy said...

I am so thrilled to see you back behind your camera again. I’ve always felt your pictures were inspiring and love that you are using prompts.

Lynne said...

Liking your photos and reflections . . .
Nice to have a couple days away, isn’t it!

Carola Bartz said...

You achieved the objective in a beautiful way, Sarah. I love what you did!
Having cell phones is so practical, easy, light weight and fast (no wonder in Germany we call them "Handy"...), but I agree that the true joy of photography comes with the DSLR. I also feel I can be more creative with it and just have more fun.

Karen Lakis said...

What a good feeling to be getting your mojo back! You got some great reflection shots - and what a great idea to go early. I bought this book and have only begun to flip through it. I have a busy few weeks ahead, but hope that when things settle down, I’ll recoup some of my mojo too. Good for you - keep clicking!

Maggid said...

Thank you for sharing . . Your blog is lovely - and inspiring . . .

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