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A lazy morning

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Did some shooting this morning. Actually did more driving than shooting. Which was fine because it was a beautiful morning indeed. And being the driving wasn’t towards any city of any size like it normally is, the roads I chose were great and scenes were very nice. Sometimes as I’m driving looking for new shooting spots, I find myself enjoying the view too much and forgetting to stop and shoot it. Such was the case this morning after I caught myself saying I should have stopped there and grabbed a few frames for the 5th time.

Window at the Pink Cabbage store on Route 144. Photo by Mike Hartley

Window at the Pink Cabbage store on Route 144.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But that is the good thing about shooting locally. You can go back and back with ease. And each time you do you see something different or new if you got your eyes open. That is a gift I think I’ve gotten back from trying my hand at photography. I stop and pause to look at things a bit more. Composition, color, contrast, texture, angles, feelings and all kind of things.

Mom is yelling at me from above because I don't know what this flower is. Photo by Mike Hartley

Mom is yelling at me from above because I don’t know what this flower is.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So I’ll have to go back out and take another stab at some shots today while we have sun because Sunday looks like it might not be so good. Plus time gets tight after this evening anyway.

The Pink Cabbage along Route 144. Photo by Mike Hartley

The Pink Cabbage along Route 144.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So don’t forget to add a little water to your system today because it’s still going to be a hot one. Be safe, have fun, enjoy the weekend.

Watering can Photo by Mike Hartley

Watering can
Photo by Mike Hartley

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

2 thoughts on “A lazy morning

  1. The flower is cleomie….think that’s how it’s spelled

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