“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Usually, I spend October chasing the changing colors of leaves with my camera. This October has been unlike other Octobers since I began photographing. I have found that while I wait for the leaves to begin their final spectacular display, I have directed my energy into further exploration with composites.
When I began this project of posting 52 composites in a year, I thought I would be able to create one composite each week. I have discovered that creating composites works best for me if I do not put a time frame on them. I will still post 52 composites to complete my project, but they will be posted when it is the right time.
I have lately enjoyed creating seven composites for the scavenger hunt that I have been participating in for the past few years. These seven composites I will post on my blog after the reveals for the scavenger hunt take place in November.
I find that each composite I create helps me learn new skills using postprocessing. These skills not only help me to explore using my imagination but also help me process my regular photographic images more creatively.
I am also finding that I personally get more satisfaction from creating something from many images than I do with one. It is just the place where I currently am on my journey.
This past weekend, my husband, Randy and I traveled to Virginia to spend the weekend away to celebrate his birthday. I was disappointed to see that even as far north as Virginia, there were very few leaves showing any changes. Rather than just being dismayed by the unseasonably green trees, I took pieces of images that I was able to capture during the weekend and put them together to create my own fall color.
My ten-year long journey with photography has brought me such joy. I am thrilled to continue down my personal path to see where things lead.
Enjoy your journey and where it leads you!