I am curating a post I wrote about five months ago.
I am a bit of an amateur photography enthusiast. To start the year I decided to join in the free ten-day WordPress course Developing Your Eye I (for beginners) and while I do have lots of practice time behind me I did learn from the course a few things about taking photos.
My mother took a look at what I did for the course and her favorite post is Solitude I Can Justify https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/solitude-i-can-justify/ which looking back I remember enjoying doing very much. I suppose I am an introvert.
I had the idea already that often a photo is “layered” with what can be clever perspectives and of a variety of subjects, and therefore ostensibly open to interpretation. Over the last few years, most of my photos have been taken in the setting of Maple Lawn Cemetery, where I help handle in a junior capacity the operations alongside my father Peter.
I take photos because of my sensibilities, and I thought back a little for this September 21 ‘17 blog post which I am rewriting today– now the day before both Valentine’s Day and also what is Ash Wednesday, an important day for Catholics.
Ash Wednesday is observed with both a sense of the solemn and with prayer. If you are Catholic, you may wish to celebrate Valentine’s Day today and then to observe Ash Wednesday tomorrow.
A photo I once took of my dad who is in the shot taking a mental photograph of the cemetery shows movement “through” the cemetery field (Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 3:33 PM). It is apparent from the photo that my dad is mostly alone amid the headstones at the cemetery, a photo taken in autumn time of scattered leaves that are long gone by this time of the year (now 2018). If new to the onlooker, the photo perhaps requires a bit of imagination as to what is happening in the shot.
You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited Good luck with your own photography if you are taking pictures.