Photo Friday is here once again! Welcome, welcome, welcome! I hope that your week has been quick and painless, with many moments of sublime beauty. It hasn’t quite been that wonderful around these parts, but it’s getting better. After the deep chill of the weekend, we’ve had some sunshine, ,which is really the best thing about this week. I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who needs the sunshine, even though it doesn’t particular like me.
The storms followed by the sunshine created an ephemeral quality to the light this week. No matter when I went out, the light was soft and enveloping. We did have a bit of fog, and that explains some of it. It doesn’t explain all of it, though. The soft purply pink that enveloped the Coast was mesmerizing to watch. As often as I could, I was out with the Big Girl Camera and my phone trying to capture it.
Most of my time capturing this incredible light was during the mornings before I made my way to work. It’s difficult to get back out after work because I’m just tired. These photo Friday images are really about mornings even though the post title says Morning and Night.
If you saw this month’s 10 on 10 post, you may have noted that I killed a laptop. It’s true. Water. Ugh. I love water. My laptop does not. It’s OK because I thought it was probably getting ready to die anyway, but that means I’ve had to transfer all of my photo work to Sweet Husband’s laptop. It’s been a rough adjustment, that almost resulted in my throwing said laptop across the room when Lightroom continually crashed. (FYI if that happens to you – it’s a conflict with your graphics card. I had to figure out how to find the hidden file and change it. Works like a charm now but it was super frustrating while it was happening). All of that to say that tonight’s Photo Friday post is super late because it took me almost four hours to get everything straight.
I still don’t have all of my files off the old laptop, which includes the presets that I usually enjoy using with my photos. This particular set hasn’t had much more done to them adjusting the exposure, contrast, highlights and shadows as well as cropping a little tighter.
I think those few moments with the camera in the mornings are my most favorite times of day. I’ve been very anxious and stressed the last week, but when the camera is in my hand, all of that fades away. I’m calm and centered in the 10-15 minutes before 7:00 A.M.
I got out this evening to shoot the Biloxi lighthouse, but they just didn’t come out that well. I’m disappointed in that, but I think that must means I need to go back, perhaps tomorrow night. I did manage a couple of long-exposure shots of the shoreline. I really like the smoothing effect that a long exposure shots create.
What have you been shooting this week? Any big plans for the weekend? I think we’re going to be heading to the Dolly Should event in Bay St. Louis, and then Monday, I believe I’m going to an education protest at the capital. There should be plenty of awesome photo-taking opportunities at both events! Tell me what you’re planning to shoot!
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another installment of the Photo Friday link-up! Y’all did an outstanding job of supporting each other last week. Thank you for that!
Our most viewed link came from Nature Footstep and featured the first snow of the new year.
Our final link came from Patrick at Adventures in Weseland who took us on tour of the history of sneakers. If you missed the links that were added after yours, take a moment to go check some of them out! There are wonderful submissions there.
Please remember to visit at least two other links and leave them a comment. Community is the best part of this link-up!