Linking with Kat for this month's Photo Heart Connection. Haven't heard the word whether or not Kat plans to continue this into 2013, but I hope so. It's a meme that I enjoy posting and sharing in. Kat if you're looking for votes, I vote yes.
Almost Like Summer 70/365
Here's November's winner for my heart. An odd thing I notice about this PHC exercise; it depends on mood, frame of mind, time of day, surrounding circumstances, etc when you're flowing over a month of photos as to which strikes your heart. Last night I looked through and came up with a different image. This morning as I post, the above takes the cake. Feelings; they're an interesting mixed bag.
I'm having trouble being at all excited or moved or inspired while I'm taking images. I'm glad I decided to pursue a 365 (I'm about 90 days in and still on board). The daily task-interesting choice of description word-is keeping me out there and going. The darkness of the season is truly dragging me down.
From time to time out on the trail, and usually rather unexpectedly, I become inspired and things click-oooh, bad unintended pun. The shot from above was from such a day. On a whim I decided to head down to the harbor to see if I could "get it done" for the day. Instead inspiration hit and I came up with a nice collection of images. No one was around other than a lobsterman power washing his boat. I had the docks to myself, yucky bait smell and all, and enjoyed the solitude.
I've been working a lot with low POV shots, perhaps I need a different result when shooting the same old stuff. The sun was warm despite a strong wind, the sky blue. I was stretched out flat at the end of the float trying to work the bright light in the sky, the shimmer off the water, the line of the vapor trail, and the boats themselves without turning them to silhouettes. I think I managed.
But what I remember most when I review this image, is reflected in the title. In this season of short days and long dark nights, a bonus day of light and warmth, and an unexpected inspiration, is a little gift from something bigger than me, to me.