A Warm Saturday Evening

I made the decision yesterday morning to keep my camera by my side at all times throughout the day. My personal photographic output had decreased over the past few months so I was looking for something to jumpstart my creativity. To sum it up, the idea was a great success. I was able to capture a handful of images that I am truly proud of. Below is a sample of some of the photographs I made as the sun was setting on the lake. Some family had come over for the evening and paired them with some golden hour light. Enjoy.

A larger selection of photos from the day can be seen in my Photo Archive



While sitting at lunch today I posted a photo to Instagram titled Undulations. The title references the wave like appearance clouds take on when the Sun is setting. Immediately after making the post I could hear the beginnings of a trance mix I had downloaded a few years ago. It was conveniently named. .. The History of Trance. A full eight hours of little snippets of trance tunes. It covers the genre from it's early days into the modern era. Quite the journey. The clouds in my photo pair well the soft melodic sounds of that mix. What amazes me even more is the fact that its possible to get that lost in the moment while sitting in the break room at work...I digress.  

I've always been a firm believer in the idea that you can pair music with photographs, similar to the way one would pair a glass of wine to their meal. One of my favorite ways to relax involves sitting down with my laptop, putting on my headphones, and editing some photos. I'll often tailor whats playing to the type of photos I'm editing, letting the music influence the directions my pictures take.  

We've had some spectacular sunsets here in the past month, so I've rounded a few up for everyone to enjoy. While you're viewing these photos I suggest listening to something that pairs well, preferably something soft and melodic.

Sun Showers

Evening thunderstorms gave way to a setting sun that tried it's best to peek through the clouds. The colors in the sky shifted to hues of red and orange. The air was thick with moisture as raindrops fell on the lake. A calm 45 seconds as we stood on the dock making photographs. 

Photo Tip: Reducing your exposure by one stop really brings out the details in sunsets. 

Photo Tip: Reducing your exposure by one stop really brings out the details in sunsets.