Be mindful. It is in the details
Slow down, breathe. Use your senses to ground yourself in the moment. See the trees, see the leaves, see the light in the shadows, the light filtering through the leaves dancing on the ground. And there it is. The sunlight I can use to fill my frame, and I finish the picture in the camera.
The process looks something like this:
"Sometimes I feel like Dr. Dolittle.
Within a short while, we're all here.”
The Colour Wheel of the Seasons
It's October in my backyard forest. Here is where I follow the seasons the best. It's a mixed forest with pine and fir, oak and maple, alder and linden, bird cherry tree and birch, rowan and juniper, and sallow. In pursuit of a palette for working with ICM Intentional Camera Movement, it's perfect.
For this palette, I use the yellow and orange leaves glinting behind the pine and fir with a bit of blue from the sky to create my pictures. ICM can be sweeping lines but also the smallest of hand movements. The shutter speed and ISO vary depending on light, colours, where the sun is in the sky - the choices are infinite and never-ending. Just like the story.