#NaPhoPoMo Day 30: Let it Ripen

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

During the month of November, as part of NaPhoPoMo, I intend to post at least one photo a day here. Sometimes with a little story, sometimes with only a caption, always in the hope of resisting the urge for it all to be perfect.

Photo: Leica V-Lux 20



#NaPhoPoMo Day 29: Focus with Photographs

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
— Ansel Adams

This is my second to the last post for November's National Photo Posting Month (NaPhoPoMo) and while my head's lifted a little higher for the gains, there are a few things yet to accomplish.

I had hoped this challenge would nudge me closer to using my big girl cameras (Leica V-Lux and Nikon D70) as well as Photoshop and Lightroom. It turns out that I've taken most of the shots with my Leica, but still prefer to edit them on my phone. Bizarre. Perhaps in the near future, I'll challenge myself to do a month of DSLR photos only.

Another plus, I've learned to use more Squarespace features and found that switching browsers (from Safari to Firefox) prevented any exasperating (!!) crashes. I discovered with several dietary 30 day challenges, that I can do just about anything consistently, for a month. It's also amazing to find that many of the habits I acquired in just one month, have become permanent.

That leads me to think that I'd better get comfortable with Photoshop or Lightroom before I challenge myself to take DSLR photos only. I can't be taking them to my iPhone to crop and edit now, can I? May I?



#NaPhoPoMo Day 28: The Common Sense of the Morning

It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.
— H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

This was my morning view, looking west from the Big Island of Hawaii. Like a rising hot air balloon, the sun appeared over Hualalai and the clouds turned a creamiscle orange. For a few minutes, there was a disagreement between the moon and the sun, until the clouds intervened.

It's morning. Let the magic of the night become reality, this day.