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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tell Me the Truth

I'm just getting ready to go outside for another excursion today: to take some photos, of course.

I took loads and loads of photos yesterday. What I find is that most of the images are average-looking, some are total crap, and a few thrill me to no end. It's like panning for gold. I'm a miner waiting for my next nugget to emerge from the silt in my tray.

I've had some verifiable thrillers recently, more than I can take the time today to upload to my photoblog, but I will.

I've got most of them on flickr for now, if you want to take a peek while I'm still sorting.

Are you having fun this weekend? Getting some rest? I hope so...I miss you guys but the siren song of my camera is calling me. I just have to find a few more gems and then I'll settle down for today. Maybe.

ps.: I just created a profile on JPG magazine. I finally made myself write a bio: I am in love with the world because of photography. Having a camera in my hand is like holding a little bit of heaven.

Somehow this camera just seems to tell me the truth. Or else it's showing me just what I want to see.

Photo happily taken by me yesterday at The Musee Mechanique.

10 comments:

Christina July 27, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

I was out shooting this weekend also. Most of them are blah but every so often you get that shot that makes your heart sing to the tune of the almighty truth : )

Wish I was there to see what you see : ) For now I will keep an eye out for your photographs.

Christian Cagigal July 27, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

I love this one you posted! Hey.....how does one get a print of one of your photo's?

C

PS
Thanks again for coming to the show!

ELK July 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM  

too hot to shoot outside today 104 degrees...know it is not that warm where you are! JPG looks cool.

Abbey July 27, 2008 at 7:11 PM  

How can a piece of machinery make you feel so free and creative? I have no idea, but I'm so glad that it does!

Sometimes, on my most frustrating days, I think I come away with absolutely nothing. Then I get home and find ONE shining star in the bunch...and for that one shot it was worth the day out.

You inspire me to get out there and keep shooting. I have weeks where I don't even pick up my camera and then I have weeks when I can't separate it from my hands.

I was thinking, too, about my SF Photo Day with you. I'm thinking that I would LOVE to come up when Fall is just starting to appear. When is that? October? November? Let's plan a day then!! I'm oh so excited...

PS Sorry this is a novel. :)

Mary-Laure July 28, 2008 at 10:15 AM  

Yes cameras do tell the truth. One's personality and feelings show on camera. That's why I love photography. No lies.

tangobaby July 28, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

Hi christina,

I'll look forward to seeing what you saw this weekend. Until we can arrange our photo tour together, at least we can share our vision with one another.

;-)

Hi Christian,

Funny you should ask about that...getting prints is a project in the works and let's talk about it.

The show was awesome. I'm so glad I could bring my friends and I'll be posting something right away. I hope you have a fantastic run.

Hi elk,

104! Goodness, you are a trooper. That is why I live in SF. I wore a coat yesterday. And today.

I hope things warm up so you can go outside and take some photos. JPG is cool...I'm still not quite sure how much time I'll invest in it, but I've seen some great photos there.

Hi abbey,

Well, it's not the camera per se that inspires me, because I have to be very frank with you and say that often times I really don't know exactly what I'm doing.

What the camera does inspire me to do is look around and look for things that I wouldn't have noticed before. I have made myself a promise to take some photos every day (and try not to be too disappointed if I don't have a good photo). But that's helped me enormously.

Do come up anytime and we'll plan a day. Send me an email and we can figure out what to do!

Hi Mary-Laure,

I find the camera tells the truth but it also tells a particular story when you want it to. I love being able to manipulate a photo (not a great deal, but crop and color are important) to bring out or emphasize what I want me (or you) to look at.

Then the camera is co-creative and you can be a storyteller with it.

Gypsy Alex July 28, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

The energy is overflowing here! Since we had that talk about photography, I just feel such a joy emanating from you all the time! You are so gifted! You hold the truth within yourself and you're unleashing it through your shutter! So proud of you, girl xoxxo
Voted for you on JPG, of course!

tangobaby July 28, 2008 at 3:42 PM  

Hi dear Gypsy Alex,

Sweetie, you are my photography vitamin. I'm so glad you're here to give me lots of love and encouragement. Thank you!

xoxo

robin-bird July 29, 2008 at 10:05 AM  

wow...and wow. i went over to your flickr and this set is magnificent! seriously, mesmerizing. you are prolific in your passion. i suspect this is your style...jump into your work with your whole heart and being. you are a true inspiration julie. i am so glad we have met! thank you relyn for that!

tangobaby July 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM  

Thank you so much, robin-bird,

You have guessed right about that. I tend to jump in all the way when I find something I love, often to the expense of other things, but then, what is our time for anyway?

Yes, we have little Relyn as our matchmaker! And your photos are amazing. I'm glad we're on the newbie photographer path together. I bet we can help each other learn as we go.

;-)