Looking up

Lights Against the Sky

One aspect of photography that I love are people who see lines, symmetry and shapes in anything and everything. They can see a simple staircase and frame it perfectly so it looks like art.

I don’t know if I have that talent. I have no idea if I’ll ever develop it. I don’t necessarily “see” that way too well. Now, if you want to ask me how best to frame a storm cloud, I can help you out.

This is kind of a different image for me. Well, not kind of, it just is. No major post processing, no multiple brackets. I was outside practicing some fill-flash with my little girl when I looked up and saw these cool clouds that suddenly made an appearance. We have string lights up ever since Lyla’s 2nd birthday back in November and I just liked how they criss-crossed against the sky.

I get so consumed by waiting for the big storms, the big weather, the cool abandoned dog track…that I forget a picture taken just a few feet from my back porch can make me just as happy.

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, canon 50mm 1.4, f/3.2, iso 100, 1/5000)

9 replies
  1. Chris DeAngelis
    Chris DeAngelis says:

    I really like the simplicity of the shot and where you positioned the lights. I always try to incorporate too much into my images… I need to simplify!

  2. Steve Beal
    Steve Beal says:

    Missed this (been on vaca) but I agree that sometimes the best images come from out of nowhere… when you’re concentrating on something else and all of a sudden, there it is. This is inspiring dude, love it!

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