Sunday, July 24, 2016

Good, Random...

...Fun
7.25.16

The Good

I've slowly been sifting, deleting, reminiscing and reflecting as I thumb through my USB drives before transferring the photos to an external hard drive. 


There are times I sure miss rearing these beautiful creatures.


The Random

Funny thing about composting...


...seeds will grow...
...so now we shall have red and yellow peppers sometime before summer is over!
I don't really know when, as I've never composted before or  have grown peppers 
...so it'll be a surprise.


The Fun

Last week, the museum I wanted to visit was closed the day I chose to go. I wanted to do something- so out of the blue I decided to go to The Getty, but not to shoot what's inside...
...but the architecture of The Getty itself. What do I know about architecture? Absolutely nothing! I went with no pre-conceived ideas except that I wanted to give it a go.


Ohhhh did I ever figure out fast why I loved it.


I had hard start in photography. Being a bit of a perfectionist and all those photography rules I just couldn't relax to shoot the story I wanted to tell. Well, practice, practice, practice till I found my style and then this boom....
Architecture!
All those beautiful straight lines!!!


I spent 3 hours wandering around and I noticed that perception and perspective changed with every foot step. Not to mention that shooting in full sun has always intimidated me but I was killing two birds with one stone that day. I have to say I love when I shoot purposefully and not everything is a "happy accident."




Of all the 1000's of art pieces at The Getty,
 this is my favorite.


Have you been practicing anything that you find challenging?
I hope you'll share.

Happy (trying something new) snapping!
xo
Kelly

I'm playing over at
Tamar's
today



&
Mersad's

&
Lisa

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterflies, and the other photos are great, too, especially the one with a lot of red in it - very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Lea...and glad you popped in!

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I went to the Getty on my one of my first trips to LA. It was a gorgeous museum!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you had a good visit to the Getty Tamar

      Delete
  4. Oh Kelly...what stunning shots you captured! Especially love the butterflies!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for the photo love Mitzi

      Delete
  5. If you learn the rules of photography, then you are free to break them. You have a great eye, so allow your eyes to guide you to shoot the composition you see. You are good with architecture, and I like your monarch butterfly shots.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my, thank you for these beautiful words. I really appreciate your feedback...so right about the rules!

      Delete
  6. Beautiful butterflies! And peppers need a lot of water! I love your first archi shot- gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the tip on watering peppers! I'm in luck-I tend to water a lot so it's no wonder they have t died yet! lol happy you stopped in

      Delete
  7. So beautiful and interesting pictures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Brigitta. Happy you stopped by.

      Delete
  8. I love the shape of that building. We usually get melons in the veggie garden without planting them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melons are fun Betty. I'm glad you popped in.

      Delete
  9. I LOVE that building set against the blue, blue sky. The best way to go is with no perceived ideas that is when the magic happens. I need to tell myself that more often ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah that blues sky against the building totally struck me too Sarah. It was a really fun and positive experience. xo

      Delete
  10. I love the Getty Museum! You've captured the architecture so beautifully! The stairways inside have fascinated me, as well as the fountains outside. Now I want to visit here again!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sharon. It is a peaceful place to wander. Hope you get there.

      Delete
  11. Those butterfly photos are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I hope to rear them again but with better conditions in the future. Thank you for stopping by.

      Delete

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world. Your comments always put a smile on my face. Hope to see you again real soon.