Monday, October 27, 2008

A warm glow

Tonight's picture is just about as warm and toasty as this nice bowl of vegetable beef stew I am having (ummmmm....been waiting for this all day!) This weather is killing me because I love being outdoors with the camera. So all hunkered down in my favorite plaid pants, comfy henley shirt, fuzzy slipper socks and stew in hand, I realized a very inviting glow was eminating from my table lamp in the livingroom. I migrated there like a moth to a flame and starting shooting with a goal to try to capture a soft warm glow, like the kind when you settle into a warm bed on a cold winter's night. Or the kind of glow you feel when you're in front of a wood stove. Or the kind of glow you feel inside being close to someone you love. Maybe even the warm glow of being relaxed, at peace, and settled.Well, I'm not in a warm bed (not even a warm apartment!), I'm not by a wood stove, I'm not near someone I love, and my life seems hectic, stressful, and slightly meloncholy right now. BUT! I am safe and healthy and blessed with more than most people. So here are the pictures from today:

4 comments:

Framing Images and Memories said...

I congratulate you on your bravery. You do not hesiate to shoot all types of subjects and you experiment with blur, motion, etc. You are fearless to work the subject and it pays off! Push yourself to get out there even in the cold/dreary days...you can go out for half hour and then come home to your pjs. Don't mean to sound preachy but it makes me feel better to get out, even for just a little bit.

linda said...

Nice idea Jayme. I like the first image better because there's some definition to the subject.

trishalyn said...

Wonderful writing...and good job capturing that warm glow in both your image and your written piece! The first photo was my favorite, too. To me, it almost looked like an abstract...maybe without your essay, I might have thought it was one.

trishalyn said...

P.S. I took another look, and I want to change my mind. Now I am more drawn to the second image!!! :-) The second one does have more of an abstract design, and the longer I gazed at it, the more I liked it. Lampshades...who would have thought? Nice job, Jayme! :-)

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