Friday, December 11, 2009

Week 33, Day 232, December 11, 2009 Ribbons


It was VERY cold today.  Right now it's 13 degrees.  We have our pellet stove cranking out the heat to try and stay warm. 

My wife has the Christmas wrapping paper and ribbons out, and is busily wrapping the Christmas gifts.  I on the other hand will probably wait until Christmas eve before I get to the wrapping.

While looking around for things to photograph, the box of ribbons caught my eye.  I like the loops, the bright colors, and the reflections off of the shiny surfaces.  I do enjoy Christmas, and having some time off from work to spend with the family.  It should be a great time.

Lessons Learned:
  •  Tomorrow is my first "Opening at a Local Gallery".  When I started this project, it was just photography.  As my skills increased, I could get a better photo in a shorter time.  Now I'm learning new skills with printing, matting, framing...  There's a lot to all of this.  The lesson learned is that I don't always have as much time to concentrate on the taking of the photos, but I'm still very involved with photography.  I have to be sure to keep the right balance.
  • It was very cold today.  I did notice some cool frozen water falls, and trees.  I didn't stop and take photographs.  Part of it was the time commitment, the other part was I didn't want to stand outside in the cold to take the photographs.  I must overcome that second part.  I think there's some great opportunities in the cold of winter.
Photo details: Exposure time 13 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 32 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod. 

6 comments:

Andrew said...

There definitely are some great opportunities to shoot in the cold :)

Case in point?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturesmugshots/4172531142/

AB said...

Very advent!

Elisabeth said...

Neat idea...I like your ribbons. Balance is important. I agree.

Nicki said...

Wonderful image! See you later today!!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

see ya later Stevie!

RuneE said...

The subjects are were you find them - and you found one.

PS Thank you for the comment: You are quite right - perception does change, but it can go the other way too, so don't scrap all the photos taken!