I shot this yesterday morning when the street light was still on. The zig-zagging lines in the middle are power lines. I’m glad they’re softened so I don’t have to Photoshop them out. The faint light at the bottom is a gas lamp.
This photo is part of a 365-day project I started in the Shutter Sisters 365 group on Flickr. The Shutter Sisters are wonderful photographers and writers who’ve published this book:
Each of the photographers is so talented; I’m very inspired by them. It’s kind of like tennis: you improve by playing with someone who’s better than you. Just looking at a gifted photographer’s work gives you ideas for greater angles, greater composition, greater photos.
I have to say, doing a 365 project can be kind of daunting. I’m used to taking 20 or 30 shots, then picking 3 or 4 for the blog at my leisure. Now I have to produce a decent shot every single day, no matter how I feel, no matter how lousy the weather is. I used to look at projects by other photographers and wonder why they were taking photos of colored pencils or pots and pans, and now I know! Some days you just don’t want to go outside and sometimes you just don’t feel creative. I hope I don’t resort to taking shots of my thumbs, but you never know. 🙂
I have no idea why some of these branches are purple, but I like the effect. There was a little too much light in the shot, so I tried changing the exposure. As the image got darker, the branches turned purple. The sky already had a pink tinge to it.
On another note, if you want to see a terrific movie, check out The King’s Speech. Colin Firth (a personal favorite) and Geoffrey Rush are perfection.