Video Challenge

My Window View I love visuals of all kinds. Recently I entered a 30 days of filming video challenge from a Creative Live class given by Sue Bryce. If you know her you are probably wondering why I would take a class from a photographer who teaches glamour photography which is so far from what I am doing, but she is an amazing teacher and I love to learn every aspect of photography.

Well back to the point. In this class she was teaching us short video to use as promotion. Her guest was Hailey Bartholomew who does an amazing job with producing short videos. She challenged us to begin by filming and producing a video of the things you love and appreciate for thirty days to help us develop our skills.

I joined in on the challenge and this is my video: Window View

I submitted it to her contest, not sure how it will do but I learned a lot and found another avenue to sharing my vision. I can not wait to use this skill when I am photographing  the draft horses in Belgium this spring and summer.

Take A Ride With Me

Just about every morning I get up at 4:30 am stumble to the living room, whine the grandfather clock we inherited from my husband's mother and make a pot of coffee. If it is cold I make a fire in the wood stove. Believe it or not I made one just yesterday when the temperature dipped to 38. I then fire up my Kindle and read and have coffee for about an hour. This is my morning ritual. As I watch the sun slowly come up I look to see if it is a good morning to get on my bike and go for a ride with my camera in the saddlebag. If there is clouds, fog, frost or anything interesting I am out the door by 6:00.

Why would someone do this so early? I love mornings first off, the light is amazing in the early hours and usually most people are still tucked in their houses so not as many distractions. The wind is usually quite and the birds await you. Also this is when I practice my photography, learn my camera, and experiment with different setting etc. Singers, dancers, athletes, all practice daily to perfect their art, and as a  photographer I do the same.

This is a beautiful time of year so I thought I would invite you along on one of my early morning rides. Don't worry you can stay inside and drink your coffee I will take you virtually with me. Hope you enjoy your spring ride.

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