March 18, 2012 jennyrain

Scavenger Hunt Sunday | I Met Five AM This Week

Vintage

Vintage photography – to me – speaks of a burned light. It’s a style that is becoming fashionable these days, but as it pertains to photography, what exactly is “vintage”? That is where this concept of “burned light” for me comes in. Vintage represents yellowed and burned. An old light-source such as a 100 year old table lamp with a 10 watt light bulb. It is walking into a dusty old shop where the windows haven’t been washed in a while and the sun is struggling to peek through the dust particles – but being refracted as it tries. A photo that as the light and the years have exposed it, the edges have crinkled and crumbled as they have been burned. It is light that – late in the afternoon when it looses its luster – has turned to a golden bloom as the fire from the sun puffs out its last bit of steam for the day.

Word or Quote

If I were to create a hashtag for this it would be #HuntToKillThenEatNotAllowed or #ThingsYouSeeInGeorgia

Nature’s Own

No. It is not an upside down picture…it is a reflection of the Washington Monument at about 7am in the wee-very-dark-morning! My photographer’s gut instinct told me that the cherry blossoms would be peaking this weekend (one week ahead of schedule) and we got down there and all realized that was in fact the case. So I was very happy to have met 5am Saturday morning so that our photography crew could travel down to the Tidal Basin and catch the cherry blossoms in bloom.

We joked about all of the brides we thought we would see – you know – because it is normal to don the wedding dress and march on down to the Tidal Basin at o’dark thirty in the morning! And we only saw one engagement couple {it took everything in me not to sneak a shot, but the tog was shooting with a Nikon, so I decided to opt for respecting her 🙂 Just kidding!}

Check back on Wordless Wednesday here at the blog for the rest of the set!

People

You’ll see more of him. I love people. And faces. Especially interesting faces, and this gentleman had one. He was a worker at the fish-dock in Washington, D.C. and I couldn’t have picked a more picture-perfect moment! Blue wall, exhaling smoke, one leg bent up like he was striking a pose. I couldn’t NOT take the shot!

Photographer’s Choice

I love this photo because of its minimalism. The lack of clutter invited me to take the shot because the lack of “stuff” helped me see the “stuff” that was there. Kind of makes me wonder how much stuff keeps me from seeing the real art all around me.

This picture at once speaks of ancient Greece with its majestic structures, while hinting at the heavens that so far surpass the gods and goddesses of ancient Grecian civilization. Those icons and idols created by human hands. I wonder… how often do our human hands create this “stuff” to live in and rely on just to forget that we too are but tiny creations made by the Fingertips of Heaven?

and  then, she {snapped}

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jennyrain

I break things and trip a lot. I like to chase things like dreams, goals, ideas, and raindrops.

I create things with words. Writing has been an outlet since I first discovered the magic empty space of a journal. Words dance around in my brain and often land amidst scraps of paper, find their way into journals, or etch themselves into blinking pixels. I hope my words fall like rain on tender souls in need of refreshing.

Finding photos in random moments helps me share stories. During a trip to Africa the perfect trifecta of my first DSLR, mission trip, and dream-location happened and my love of photography became a reality.

I’m currently writing my first book, “Will They Laugh if I Call You Daddy: Growing up with 2 Dads in an Evangelical World,” I’m a board member for One Million Kids, and I believe that every kid of an LGBT parent should have an opportunity to #ChangeTheConversation with their story.

My bio remains in process because I am.

Comments (15)

  1. honeystealsgold

    absolutely Amzing Shot! and your writing style is wonderful as well, thankyou for sharing with us, the details to the images

  2. Emily Coleman

    What a great collection of images! I love the cherry blossom shot. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Acornphotography

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE  the shot of the Cherry Blossoms!  Just Gorgeous! 

  4. Ashley Hauck

    I’m just crazy about the cherry blossoms shot. Such a creative composition, yet so crisply identifiable as the Monument. I knew what it was when I saw the thumbnail and just *had* to see it bigger 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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