Saturday, January 26, 2013

26/365 Passion

Passion for Rehearsing"

It feels good to say that there are many things in life that I am truly passionate about.  However, when it came time to address "passion" photographically, I wasn't sure where to go with it.  I am passionate about teaching, about music, about knitting, and about photography.  I couldn't decide how to create an image of any of those things that would intentionally convey the same level of passion that I feel for them.

I had a church choir rehearsal this morning for a sung Evensong tomorrow night.  As I was getting ready to leave home, the thought crossed my mind that when it comes to music, our choir director is one of the most passionate people I know.  I'll take my camera with me and ask if he wouldn't mind if I snapped a few shots.  I'm still very uncomfortable with this kind of thing, but I did it and he graciously allowed me to take some pictures.  The problem was that I did not want to be a distraction to the rest of the choir by moving around and I didn't have the best vantage point from my designated spot so the shots I got were not really what I would have liked.  This shot is technically flawed, but I hope that it shows the passion that drove our rehearsal.

After rehearsal, we had lunch with the Denton gang and then headed home for an unstructured afternoon.  One of the things that I had hoped to get done was work on my assignments for an online photography class that I am taking.  It is a class that addresses both the technical and the more creative aspects of photography.  The current lesson is on half lighting.  It was challenging for me because I am not always as aware of lighting as I should be and I don't do portraits very well.  Fortunately, I had a willing and patient subject.  For a first attempt at this process, I am fairly happy with the result.

"My Better Half"

As a bonus, this shot fits the prompt of "passion" as well because I am pretty darn passionate about this guy!