Today's prompt word was smooth. Our journal prompt asked us to think about our dreams....real or out of this world. Smooth dreams would be oh so lovely; somehow I don't think that's what life is about...but you never know.
I didn't have an immediate sense of something I wanted to shoot today. I stuck my camera in my pocket and went about my day with eyes wide open hoping to trip across an abundance of smooth settings for my lens to capture. Before starting all this boot camp business I didn't even carry a camera. It sat on my desk collecting dust. I would use it occasionally to get photos of a house I'd listed, but otherwise....nah. For the last two weeks I've taken it nearly everywhere and I've taken likely 2,000 or more photos. In my humble opinion....it's definitely paid off.
So, off I went on my day. Having exhausted the smooth objects around the house including several photos of the ketchup on my eggs, I began at once puttering around the office looking for smooth things. Thank goodness the real estate market isn't on fire right now or I'd have no time to explore my surroundings. In the afternoon I was able to take Tula for a walk between the raindrops searching for smooth, smooth, smooth. I must admit shooting with your right hand while your beloved hound is tugging on your left does not produce the best of photos. I think Tula is rather fed up with this whole camera business....it is definitely slowing down our walks and taking us places that are not her "favorite" sites, please and thank you.
After dinner I examined what I had, and decided to head out again "chasing the light". I just love that phrase chasing the light....and it's what you do as the sun inches down. Every view becomes enchanted and your creative energy rises. I was wise to head to the beach area and found success at the shore and just west of it as well.
I must confess I am feeling some sadness that tomorrow is the end of creativity boot camp. I totally get that it is not the end of me taking photographs, and not the end of creativity....it's just been a wonderful experience for me. I have grown inside in confidence and outwardly as a photographer. People have said "wow....I like this!" It has been positive and positive is something we all need and I have been so short of lately...