This week, the 52 photos project theme is "Trick or Treat." We are allowed to interpret this any way that we want, and I immediately thought of the unexpected photography treats I gobbled up at the wedding venue last Sunday. As I begin to develop my own style, I have noticed I'm attracted to vintage subjects and this place was a vintage lovers dream. Although given my little accident, it was more like "Trip or Treat."
By the way, thanks for the comments of concern over my fall. I'm still a little stiff and my knee caps are burning from the road rash, but otherwise it could have been much worse. I am beginning to think; however, that my high heel days are behind me.
Besides the gravel, I mostly attribute my fall to the fact that I spotted beautiful light breaking through the stained glass windows of the wedding chapel and I was not thinking of anything other than the photo opportunity. I was literally standing there waiting for the professional wedding photographer to finish his shot so I could slip in and get a few myself.
As soon as I saw my opportunity, off I went - eyes focused only on those windows and the next thing I know is I'm on the ground with a crowd of people trying to help me back to my feet.
I'm fine, thank you. I'd rather stay here on the ground and try to look inconspicuous while I fire a few test shots from my camera.
The windows were truly beautiful as was the chapel. Unfortunately, I was pressed for time and couldn't set up my shots very well in addition to feeling somewhat shaken up and disoriented.
Every time I framed up a shot that I liked, I'd notice a big white thermostat, a "too modern" light fixture, or a potted plant that was in the way. Hey, I may not be above practically mowing down a photographer on my way to a shot and making a public spectacle of myself in the process, but I draw the line at rearranging wedding decorations to suit my composition.
I do have standards you know.
Today I am thankful for....
The simple pleasures of life - a good cup of coffee, a soft warm bed to crawl into at night, good books, and hugs. (And strong bones)