I’ll be the first to admit it — landscape photography is NOT my strength, but when I was asked by a friend C for a piece of colorful art to display in his new home, I pulled out some old work I did a few years ago. Then, I thought that this was a challenge and I should embrace it. I didn’t want anything too bold. I was really thinking of the rich blues you see in the night sky. So, last night, I headed out to the Powerhouse area in Folsom to snag a few photos.
First, I thought I missed my opportunity. You see, I was very comfortably and deeply asleep on the couch. I asked my husband to wake me up in 5 minutes so I could go catch the sunset. Here’s the thing, I’m a “snoozer”. Meaning, I LOVE the snooze button. I NEVER EVER EVER wake up on the first buzz of an alarm clock. So, when my husband was trying to wake me up, I said, “5 more minutes.” 5 minutes became 15. So, as we rushed downtown, I thought, “RATS! We missed it!” It was pretty dark by the time I made it down to the water. I had to use my video light to light the way for us. We eventually made it down there and I thought I would push the limits of my photography skill. So, I issued myself a challenge. Not only would I have to shoot a landscape photo, but I would have to do it in poor lighting conditions. So, I played around a little and luckily had my tripod with me. I was pleased with the outcome.
The ones I took at the end were definitely my better photos, but I really do love the blue night sky. These phtotos are straight out of the camera with minor web sharpening and a change in resolution for the web. I’m so honored that these will end up on C’s wall. Thanks, C!!! I hope you enjoy these!