Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Photographer's Eye

Vignette #5 Sunset Reflection
In my mind, I hear my friend Lynn repeating her famous statement, "I'm not a stay at home mom. I'm a stay in the car mom." Because, once again, I am sitting in the car, waiting to pick up one of my children.  At least I live in a beautiful place, and my photographer's eye spies a lovely sunset.  I snap the photograph, but am surprised when I look at my iphone screen:
The camera lens was tilted lower than I realized, and I have caught a reflection of the sunset in the hood of my car. I marvel that there are times when the camera's eye is better than my original vision.  At least my photographer's eye recognizes a good capture when I see it.  After editing the photograph,  I readjust my stance and capture the sunset I expected in the first place.
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My Photographer's Eye is a semi-regular series designed to feature my instagram photography and a brief accompanying narrative. You can see the other vignettes in this series by clicking on this link.

17 comments:

Karen said...

What an unusual photo. Love the composition - even if it was an accident.

Amy said...

The depth of colour in the second shot is vibrant and warm and really lovely - a good accident if you ask me!

Kirsty.a said...

I love it. Gives a context to the sunset as well

scrappyjacky said...

A great accidental capture.

Missus Wookie said...

oh the colour on the hood is gorgeous - flaming. Glad you shared and didn't delete the accident.

Carolyn Phillips said...

It is a good accident. I've only just really started using instagram and find the differences between that and my camera fascinating.

Sian said...

I like the focus on the bonnet of the car - that tells a story all on its own. A story about that stay in the car Mum!

Elizabeth said...

What luck that you managed to capture something different than you had planned.

Irene said...

What a lovely accident. The transition is fantastic. Great photographers eye.

Abi said...

Hooray for instagram- I have just started following you on there! Love what you have captured Rinda.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm always amazed how what I see doesn't always show in the capture!! Sunsets always have the habit of changing so much in the short time it takes to grab my camera!! If only we could blink & capture it exactly as we see it!! :D

alexa said...

That's a nice piece of serendipity :). There have to be rewards for all that car-sitting ...

Miriam said...

Gorgeous capture Rinda.

Melissa said...

How interesting to have captured the reflection! Great shots.

Karen said...

You do live in an incredibly beautiful place! These are lovely.

beccaf1970 said...

Lovely shots, both the expected and unexpected one!

Gail said...

Two really great looking pictures Rinda. I really like how the reflection is casting different light on the back of the car in front of you.