So, remember the other day when I said I took some sunset photos, but they didn’t turn out?
WELL, I LIED!
Okay, the actual story is that I had edited them a bit and was really not confident with those edits. I didn’t think they were good enough. I mean, who am I? A PHOTOGRAPHER? I’ve heard about the rule of thirds before, but that’s basically my limited knowledge of this photography business.
I’m just a girl taking photos of the prairie on her phone and I also have really high standards for what a good photo should look like. So, naturally, I put an ungodly amount of pressure on myself when it comes to these pictures I’ve been taking recently. The majority of pictures I take don’t turn out well enough for even editing, and when I do edit I’m often unsure of if it’s even worthwhile.
So, that’s where I found myself the other night upon editing one of the sunset images. It wasn’t until I came back to it a few days later that I thought, gosh, that’s actually pretty good! I mean, for my super amateur photo taking skills, that is.
With that in mind, I decided to post it on Instagram (*ahem* this is my shameless plug for my Instagram account!!). I initially wasn’t going to blog this photo, but decided what the hay…so here you go, this sunset I had the pleasure of seeing on my run a couple nights ago:
I darkened this photo considerably to really bring out the beauty of the sky, but other than that, I didn’t do much besides straightening it slightly (though I’m looking at it now, and it still looks a little crooked…welp, I’ll just say it adds character).
So, there’s the sunset picture that actually isn’t that crappy after all.
Honestly, I’m not sure how long I’m going to keep up taking photos. I have been enjoying it a lot–it’s a new and interesting challenge–but I’m a writer, not a photographer (I guess there’s not harm in being both, though). I’ve been drawing a lot of inspiration from the landscape around me…and the very clear knowledge that I will be leaving it soon. I take some pictures each time I go out for a run a few times a week and have been accumulating quite a collection of photos of the prairie.
These pictures will be nice to look back on when I’m missing Morris, even the crappy ones. 🙂