I was gung-ho when the week started. Cross my heart stick a needle in my eye. I couldn’t wait to find the perfect “electricity” shot. But a nagging cough stood in between me and my perfect shot. The cough had a name Friday afternoon: acute bronchitis. Say what?
My New Years Eve plans were ruined as I didn’t want to make anyone else sick or annoy them with my old man hacking. (Because I definitely sound like an old man hacking.) I sent the hubs out but I stayed home. But while at home, I continued my quest for the perfect shot. (I also continued my quest for dunking animal crackers into peanut butter drenched mini chocolate chips. Don’t judge me – I was ailing.) The doggins always give me funny looks when I pull out the tripod (and the peanut butter) but I needed the steady base to experiment. And that we did.
Here is my electricity:
Electricity gives us light. Light is photography. This chica settled in for exposure fun time while turning the light off and on and off and on and off and on… you get my drift. The doggins were confused as to what I was doing so they decided to take a nap in the middle of my experimenting. (They bounced back to life when they saw me reach for the peanut butter.) After sorting through my images, this one took the cake. I increased the curves on it some to make the bulb a bit brighter and laid in some layers for some final touches. I have to say I’m pretty pleased with my first shot.
OK. I’m ready for week 2. Bring it.
Week 2′s subject is JOY. Stellar subject. I love festive gaiety. Have it by next Wednesday, January 12th, or be square.
Go check out how others’ captured “electricity” in the Flickr group. Don’t be afraid to leave a comment… you might even make a new friend. Have fun!