Saturday, July 13, 2013

These photographs make me happy because . . .

I selected this series of photographs for the Week 3 assignment in the Find Your Voice workshop I'm taking which asked for a group of photos which make you happy and a list of five reasons that they make you happy. This is a series of photographs taken from the dugout at a baseball game.  Why do they make me happy?
1. They capture moments that are often invisible to baseball fans.
2. They capture the combination of boredom and joy experienced by players in the dugout during a baseball game.
3. They are unposed and authentic.
4.  Henry's shoes in the first one and his smile in the last one.
5. They border on photojournalism.
I recently posted a craft project (an altered book page) and a list of five reasons it made me happy. It is interesting to me that there is virtually no overlap between the lists! The only reason found on both lists is that they tell a story that I was happy to have record.  There's one more assignment left to do (write a story that makes you happy and list five reasons). I've decided what I want to write about (a travel story). I can't wait to see what similarities (if any) exist between my lists at that point. Do you think your photography makes you happy for reasons that are different from your other artistic pursuits?

15 comments:

Amy said...

Photography is probably my only artistic persuit ... cooking can be artistic but I would say my cooking falls into the practical category!
I am loving your recent baseball shots Rinda, they have a lot of energy and great colour.

Linda said...

Wow Rinda! I love these shots. Love that they are unposed and capture the moments of the team between batting, and their youthful playfulness and energy. Photography has always been an artistic pursuit of mine, whereas other pursuits have come and gone over the years. I am happy when I get a well composed shot:)

Eileen said...

These are the sort of photos I like best - capturing the moment, no posing and real emotions.

scrappyjacky said...

Photography definately makes me happy for different reasons from other artistic pursuits....it's nearly always the memories in photos that make me happy...as I rarely take photos for other reasons.For me photography is rarely an artistic pursuit....as you may have noticed!!

Missus Wookie said...

Bet H will appreciate these in years to come - remembering playing with this specific team at this specific time. Not surprised they make you happy.

Wrightboysmum said...

Great photos. I think you get different things from your hobbies which is why they ebb and flow depending on what the mood takes you.

Karen said...

What a fabulous set of photos and I love the colour of Henry's shoes.

Ladkyis said...

Yes, I know my photography makes me happy in a different way from my othe pursuits. I love the story your pictures tell and that's what I have in my mind when I am taking pictures. The story. Always because while a picture paints a thousand words, you need that extra twenty or thirty to journal it properly.

Sandee Setliff said...

Great job, love the photographs.

Chipper Newman said...

I always wondered what they did while waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting ...
Not a game I know much about and have only been to one once. It was long, but not as long as cricket!

alexa said...

Your photos capture so many aspects of energy and its opposite - so clear as well! You do take great action and natural-looking shots ...

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful photos! From what I have seen our boys mostly smack each other around and steal one anothers batting gloves. :)

Karen said...

Photography makes me happy in very different ways---sometimes it's a creative shot that uses color and composition just the way I imagined it, and sometimes it's because it captures that perfect smile, or a wonderful moment.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Your photojournalism is really top-notch, Rinda. Great photos again, and I love that you are articulating ways that your art makes you happy. You really landed yourself into some great classes this summer! I was thinking last weekend as I snapped photos around my house and realizing that I seem to take pictures of the same things over and over. It's because I love looking through the lens and seeing the things around me that make me happy and then capturing those things in a photo. I think for me it ends up being a gratitude thing - like, look at the stuff around me that makes me happy and then freeze that moment in time.

Gail said...

Yes, now that I think about it photography makes me happy in a different way than other things I do. It's usually to do with the memories involved and occasionally by realizing that I really got a good picture. I love the spontaniety and fun of these pictures.