Finding bits of beauty of something that is worn, fallen, dried ... Foraged.
Foraged is the theme for our first assignment, sparking new inspiration to still life photography, in the class of Studio 2.0 by Kim Klassen.
Old books ... They feel like old friends, and are some of my favorite finds from flee markets. I cherish the yellow, worn pages ... Sometimes I wonder, who has been holding the book in his / her hands, where has it been read, which books has it been standing next to on a book shelf.
And ...I may have found my favorite Lightroom preset: I have failed for Kim's kk_Justa -preset, that creates a faded, dusty matte mood. I have tweaked the preset slightly, increasing the shadows and pumping the contrast up a bit.
The september sun keeps on shining on us ... from Monday to Sunday this week. It is a pleasure to witness the sunrise in the mornings - see the warm light playing on the trees and reflecting on windows when biking to work - and home again. Now that it is weekend, one gets a change to spent a whole day outside!
Sophienholm is a former country house by the Lake Bagsværd in the outskirts of Copenhagen. The house and the side buildings belonging to the estate, are being used as an exhibition venue with a restaurant and a café.
The actuel exhibition at Sophielhom is called Himlens fugle, translated freely The Birds in the Sky. This exhibition honors the 50th Anniversary of Fugleværnsfonden, that is a fund protecting birds and nature. I took a few snapshots from the exhibition with my iPhone. I was fond of the aquarelles and the impressive panorama drawings.
There is the most beautiful park between the main house and the Lake Bagsværd. To the right from the house you'll find an impressive greenhouse with seasonal flowers. I enjoyed the possibility of taking photos with my DSLR - adjusting the settings using manual mode. We're approaching the season, when the days are getting shorter - and the natural light is available only during the day, when you're at work. So it is in the weekends, one gets a change to make the most out of light and photography.
Burk Uzzle says "Photography is a love affair with life." It is about seeing and noticing, about moods, stories, relations, moments ... as much as it is about light and shadows and frames ... Well, my analytic mind is playing a trick on me, starting to peel with the words and their mening - What is love? As I see it, love is not just a feeling, but often an act of your will - where you choose to love and show it with concrete actions - to a person, to yourself or in relation to something else. In that sense photography - like any other hobby - asks for diligent training, by a learning process with getting information and practicing with trial-and-error - as well seeking inspiration and putting the camera down ...
We walked slowly and just enjoyed the fresh air ... talking and finding a nice spot to sit every now and then.
A lovely afternoon with my husband and sister-in-law.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 (Messenger)