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Up until a few years ago I would take my camera wherever I was going and maybe shoot a photo or two of something I thought looked interesting. I have always loved close ups of almost any subject. At that time I used a 35mm with zoom lens.
When that camera died after many years of use I bought another 35mm, but now they had new ones where all you had to do was point and shoot, and I used it that way for awhile until I got bored, then I started playing around with it to see what it could really do and fell in love with it.
I shot my first photo of a tree knot at work 6 years ago in CA. I sat in a security bungalow with a large window in front of me, outside that window were tree's, and bushes, and flowers and a green lawn. The tree right in front of the window had a branch that swept down from up above and one day I started looking at the knot in that branch. It looked interesting so I got my camera out and took a shot of it through the window, and then went outside and took another from a different angle. I was looking up at it from both angles.
After the roll of film was used up I took it in to be processed and low and behold out came a photo that was unique. I saw something in it immediately. I put it up inside the office and asked people to comment on it. I got some weird comments, some saw what I did, other's didn't, but from that day forward tree knots became a passion.
Some knots look interesting until you get the photos back, others look like nothing at the time I shoot them but turn out very interesting. I also take the photo and rotate it to see which angle it looks best at, then I crop it and print it.
Now I have a digital camera. Only had it a year, but again its tree knots that fascinate me. The one I am posting with this blog was taken at a lake outside of Williams, AZ.
Take care everyone
1/18/2006 11:27 pm
Interesting pictures, Kat. I never thought to look at them quite that way. I will start looking closer at them now. |
(And yes, to the earlier post, I saw the same thing. I wonder how it got there like that?) Sorry, I didn't comment, I should have.
I will do better... promise! smiles, unlisted
1/19/2006 2:07 pm
and that's the way it should be, Kat. Most of what I write is because I want it... or feel the need to write it. Sometimes, I will point something directly at someone. And inside it, there will be something that only they will understand. |
This isn't about what other's want. It's about what you want and need for yourself to be said. It's part of being that new person. I like the Kat I have come to know. I think she is a very wonderful, and caring person. And the emerging Kat is very special.
Keep going, girl. I know Stan is behind you all the way. Just know, that I'm also there for you, too!!! biggest and most special of hugs to the lady that I like and admire!!! unlisted
Oh, by the way... where I work, there are thousands of trees. you'd love it.