Tuesday, March 10, 2009

67/365 Shrooms

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I had to lay down on my stomach for this one. I'm trying to move out of my comfort zone. So, in the park with lots of people around, I had one of my kids stand over me with a reflector while I got down into a pile of ants to shoot the brown fungus emerging from the damp earth.

This image is more about me growing as a photographer than capturing something beautiful. Am I willing to do what it takes to get the shot? Prior to today, I would say, not really! However, I'm starting to become less self conscious as I move closer to the 365 goal.

I just cropped the photograph using the rule of thirds, ran midnight sepia and called it done! This shot doesn't move me, but it will serve as a symbol of growth!

Lesson: Challenge yourself once in awhile, you might actually love the results that come from being just a tiny bit uncomfortable.

3 comments:

Karen said...

you may not think much of it but I do. Well done :o) DOF is pretty and the lighting is good

Andrea said...

Thank you Karen! You are so kind and I appreciate you! :-)

Candy said...

I really like this! Nice DOF... I find it very interesting