Project 365, Day 284; It’s All Raw Today

I’ve worked at this 365 project consistently; there are eighty days to go. What I found myself thinking today is that I’ve changed a lot in 284 days. I began this project as a total novice, with a stiff conviction that I didn’t like all the post processing that I slowly began to realize most everyone does. I thought I would only present raw photos, no post processing. “Raw”….I’m even learning the lingo.

And then, I started learning about the filters and apps on my iPhone, and I began to experiment. I felt a jolt of extra creativity. I began to feel that maybe I was creating what could be considered art. I then found an online photo processing site for my photos taken with my Olympus and then Canon cameras. Wow, the things you can do.

And I’ve read photography blogs, posts, internet articles, and I keep learning.  About composition, light, and perspective.

The most incredible feeling of all is seeing almost everything in my path as a photograph.

I saw the results of the Capture The Color photography contest winners today, and was, at first, a little depressed at the beauty of the photographs that won, that they were leaps above what I had submitted; I had thoughts of who do I think I am trying to pass off my “photography” as photography, and maybe I should just call it a wrap.

But my thoughts soon turned to the learning, the continual making yourself, your work, better. Slowly moving forward. Always seeking beauty. Always seeing beauty.

I took both of these photos this morning with my Canon; they are raw.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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12 Responses to Project 365, Day 284; It’s All Raw Today

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  2. I saw tons of these flowers in Acores, Portugal.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Hydrangeas. This started out in spring as a blue flower and I’ve just let the plant stay as is and not cut the flowers off…they’ve turned a beautiful color and now coming back with a tinge of pink to them. I suppose they’re supposed to be cut back….but I can’t bear to do that.

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  3. “…seeing almost everything in my path as a photograph.” Wow, I can so relate to this. Photography becomes an obsession so easily. Raw or processed, it’s just so much fun and beauty really is everywhere.

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  4. ShimonZ says:

    There is a lot to learn about the subject, and it would probably be in your interest to take a course in photoshop. There is a book out, as thick as the bible, if you’re used to learning by yourself… but if you’re not, it would be much better to take a course. Of course, the editing is just a part of the photography. There is also a lot to learn about photography… and it’s worth studying the history of this particular art.

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    • Angeline M says:

      There is definitely a lot to learn. There is a community center nearby offering courses, and I am going to be looking in to those this fall. Editing is a big part of the photography I am finding out, is part of the art. I have a lot of reading and learning to do.

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  5. Bravo you! i have no doubt you have grown enormously in almost 300 photographs – it’s an inspiration 🙂

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  6. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing your learning process, Angeline! I’m learning from you…

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