"Light makes photography. Embrace it. Admire it. Love it. But above all know it. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
That quote about light it true! Know your lighting! Photography, like most things, is about practice, practice, practice. You need to take photos of everything, and you need to take photographs in as many lighting situations, and opportunities, as you can! It is in practice that you will see things through your camera lens, that you would probably miss otherwise. Take this lamp for example. Alan and I are in full decorating mode, having just bought our first house, but he gets a little lost in some of the smaller details, so he left to me the task of picking out the lamps for our living-room. I took my time. I waded through catalogs, and visited store after store. I finally found this lovely Victorian style torch lamp, by Better Homes & Gardens, at Walmart. I bought two, and now they sit along the long wall in the living room, at right and left sides of our couch. They look really nice, and they compliment the general decor nicely. There is just one thing... do you see it? Maybe you don't. Maybe you won't see it even after I point it out. But here goes... do you see a BAT in the scroll-work of the shade?
When I purchased these lamps, I did something I almost never do, I bought them without photographing them first! You see, I usually take my camera everywhere with me. The doctor. The post office. The zoo. The bank. I especially like to take my camera with me shopping, so I can refer back to items I really like, but for whatever reason I find myself sitting on the fence over. But the day I went shopping for the lamps, I forgot my camera and I was too tired to go all the way back home for it. Now I remember why I got so obsessive about bringing my camera with me everywhere! Bats on shades! LOL. I know, I know, it's supposed to be a leaf design, and yeah I can see that it's leaves, but at the same time, I still see the bat too! LOL.
Oh well... that's okay... I love Halloween and now I have a lamp that will remind me of it every day!
That worked out well!
Preseason Autumn Leaf Of The Day
Mood: Happy But Perplexed