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Friday, October 21, 2011

Random Reflections in Black and White


Passing by a gate (I think?) on the highway at 65mph, randomly snapping photos, not a clue what I've really captured until I upload onto the computer later. One of my favorite things when I used to work with textile dyes on silk was the surprise factor, allowing the colors to flow along the folds of the fabric, blending, relinquishing control. The same with combining yarns of different weights and textures in knitting and weaving, all kinds of unexpected wonderful 3-D structures would "self-sculpt" into the fabric. It is the same taking photos from a moving vehicle. A lot of the time the images are terrible, but every once in a while something kind of magical happens. Like most things in life, we have very little control, we just have to trust the process and look for the hidden gifts in each new situation.

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Laura,

    Great photo surprise! I love the last line tonight, "Like most things in life, we have very little control, we just have to trust the process and look for the hidden gifts in each new situation."

    I just keep needing reminders to trust and seek the hidden gifts!

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  2. and shades of gray!


    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral



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  3. In absolute agreement with you Laura.

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  4. I can relate to this. I take photos out of the car window all the time, and once in a while one turns out to be a gem. I also know I have missed out on some gems because being a control freak, I allowed myself to think before shooting. Thank you for a wonderful lesson this morning!
    Weekend hugs :-)

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  5. I like experimenting with photographing moving subjects as well, whether the I am the one doing the moving of the subject is!

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  6. It took a couple of moments for my mind to register on what I was actually seeing. At first black and white stripes, and then the clarity came, building white and smokey window.

    Great share.

    How very much we have to excite and please us.

    Thank you, for sharing. ❤❤ ((hugs))

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  7. Taking photos out of a moving car's window is like gambling: sometimes you lose and sometimes you win BIG time. :)

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  8. ... very little control... just trust...

    I sooo needed to hear these ideas today! Thank you. And your photography idea sounds like great fun. Must try that.

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  9. This one certainly worked. The reflections are great, and you've found wonderful patterns. I very rarely take photos from the car - maybe I should try it more often.

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