Friday, August 6, 2010

Here Are A Few Of My Favorite...


Nikon d40
same old lens (boohiss)
ISO 400
focal length 26mm

So my head us full of ideas of where to go with Sere's powerful picture. Something about that photo really spoke to me. I don't know if it was the lighting, the subject matter or the fact that it was taken somewhere I've always wanted to go. Either way it sent my brain into overdrive.
Having Kate at school today didn't help my ADHD tendencies. She usually slows me down or makes me focus and use my time more wisely. I bounced around town finding all kinds of inspiration.

All day I found myself surrounded by the color green.
It started with the clips I put in Kate's hair, moved with me to the Starbucks for my favorite drink, then in all the fresh summer produce at the farm stand. A box of Mike and Ike's given to me by my mother sat nestled next to a few bucks.
Green, green everywhere.

All green... all happy, spirited, multi tonal, dimensional GREEN.
Putting all of these things against the backdrop of my green dining room seemed like the perfect finishing touch.

A little tweaking in Photoshop Elements 8 (that I'm now thinking I over did) and I was set.

Before this adventure I would have just kept moving through my day without the realization that the color green surrounds me. I'm so grateful to my friends for pushing me to see the things that are right in front of my face.

Whatcha got Scott?


  1. Nice work Brandi. I never thought of putting all of one color together. Great idea!

  2. Ooooh, I like this one...of course now I am thinking about what color surrounds me...and if there is a meaning behind it. Philosophical Alli does exist...are we surrounded by the color or do we surround ourselves by it? Green is usually a sign of rebirth, building, growing...B, feeling that way?

  3. Love the arrangement set up and the use of green. I like how you took a bunch of ordinary things and put them together. My mind doesn't think that way haha. I need to retrain my brain some I think. Love it, love it!