Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wood Nymph




I needed excuses to do two things today: to practice using Lightroom, and to wear my "new" hippie dress that I acquired this weekend. So I grabbed my camera and tripod and headed off into the woods, just off of a trail near the house where we like to walk the dog.

It's sort of sunny but cold today, and the sunlight was playing tricks as it filtered through the ever changing leaves in the soft morning breeze. Hues of gold and orange touched everything on the forest floor, and I felt like the floaty cotton dress was alive as I danced through the birches. It was a quiet way to clear my head today; a simple but effective practice in patience and self-love, as I set and reset the timer on my camera, running and skipping and repeating shots a dozen times each.

And now it's another piece of the puzzle in the learning process, as I gave Lightroom another go. I was going to separately edit in Photoshop and compare the two, but I think I'll keep pushing myself to learn if I don't allow myself another option. It is quicker, I have to say. And the lack of precision in the editing process forces me to think more about the composition while I'm taking the photo.
All in all, I loved the fairytale lighting in the trees today. It's one of those moments that I was genuinely happy to be by myself, alone with the sunshine and my thoughts.

11 comments :

  1. These are some absolutely fabulous photos! I especially love the one with the reflection in the puddle. Seriously stunning! xx

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    1. Thanks so much! I guess I was in the right place at the right time, for that photo! I'm really trying hard to get better at self-portraits and outfit posts :)

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  2. Wonderful photography and modeling! And I love to read your vivid prose!

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  3. Hi dear! You look amazing, love the whole look!
    Come and visit my blog if you want! :)

    xx
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  4. I just cannot and will not get over how gorgeous these photos are! I absolutely love the woods and wish I could have you do a photo shoot of me just like this! Awesome work!

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    1. Aw thank you! If we lived closer, I would totally love to do a shoot like this for you!

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  5. Whaaaat, these photos are GORGEOUS! Did you take them yourself? This looks like a scene out of a fairytale story book, I just can't get over it. And do you think Lightroom is better than Photoshop? I've been toying with the idea of buying it and trying it out but i don't knoooow! Too hard.

    xo marlen
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    1. Yayy thanks so much! Yep, I took my tripod out yesterday and used the self-timer. It took like 1000 takes, but I had a lot of fun in the process!
      I'm still not sure about Lightroom - I'd say it's better for people who haven't learned photoshop yet, because it consolidates the tools. But if you're already a Photoshop user who knows the ins and outs, I don't think its really necessary to buy - but I like it because it saves a lot of time if you have tons of editing to do.

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  6. Stunning, and rather epic for being selfies!

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  7. I love these photos! They are so ethereal and lovely. My favorite is the last one!

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I love to read all of your comments! Thanks so much!! <3