Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The World Turned Pink

I started back at school again after taking a quarter off. I'm taking a course in photographic composition, a course that has more to do with art than with cameras or exposure.

I have an assignment due tomorrow so I wanted to get it done tonight and be done with it until next week. I chose a building that faces west in hopes of being able to use the golden glow that the last hour of daylight brings.

I was mostly disappointed with the early results, but things were beginning to turn around. I was busy snapping and noticed that the subject of my photos were beginning to turn pink.

Thinking it was a white balance issue, I checked my camera, then looked over my shoulder.

What a great time to be a photography student.

You might have to suffer with some artsy-fartsy stuff every once in a while, classes like this make me take photos of stuff that I ordinarily wouldn't. Frankly, that is why i take these classes - they make me do stuff out of my comfort zone.

Thanks for reading,


  1. I liked the second photo a lot, but the third is great! I'll gladly suffer through a lot more of this stuff.

    You're doing really well with that camera. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks Mad Jack, I'm glad that you liked them. Trust me, they don't come close to how beautiful the scenes really were.

    The church is an Orthodox Christian Church, one which I know nothing about. The Father, Father Josiah, came out and enjoyed the view for a few moments with me. He was awaiting the arrival of Bishops from around the country, as they were having a meeting at the new building. If the sunset was any omen of the success of the meeting, it went well.

    Thanks for the comment.

  3. arsty fartsy or not, we enjoy your posts. Great pics.