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JhanaJay
05-28-14, 01:31 AM
I love to take photographs, almost exclusively of the sun. It helps me get my creativity and nature fix at the same time. I've taken to having them shared on the local news, lately, but I thought maybe you all would like them, too.

Here are my most recent ones, taken in the last few weeks. You must forgive me if the older ones aren't as vibrant, as I'm still learning how to optimize them. Also, I don't have an actual camera. This is just with my phone.

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DaveHawk
05-29-14, 07:30 AM
Nice pick's Jay. Filters LOL

JhanaJay
05-30-14, 02:09 AM
Nice pick's Jay. Filters LOL

Filters? Are you referring to the "dark room work"?

I have a phone that doesn't capture light nearly as well as a decent SLR. And so finally one day I began seeing what I could do to capture more. So I use an HDR app that takes like 10 seconds to take a photo. It first checks all spectrums of light, then take a picture of the darks an the lights. Then I combine them into high resolution.

Afterward, if the photo doesn't yet look like how I experienced it, I optimize the light to reflect what I actually experienced. So the clouds and sky in the first one did actually look like that in my experience. But if I took just a single photo and posted it, it wouldn't look at all like what I experienced. And I've learned lighting optimizing that's really made it fun to get the photos to reflect what I subjectively experienced.

At least that keeps me taking photos until I can get an SLR. And when I started optimizing the lighting in my photos, people started to really rave about it. They couldn't believe it was done on an iPhone because the lighting was better than normal. So that was an added bonus.

But most of all, I love photos that look magical. That's what it comes down to. Maybe a good SLR will make it easier to do that with wider range of photo content.

JhanaJay
05-30-14, 02:42 AM
Oh, and thanks, friend. Sorry. I dove into the filters thing because a conversation earlier today on the same thing really got me amped to talked about it

DaveHawk
05-30-14, 07:41 AM
Jay talking about it help cement the ideas in your mind. I would love a good camera but money has to be relegated to needs pressing and right now it's a long road trip on the bike to Denver from DC area. -

JhanaJay
05-31-14, 10:36 AM
Jay talking about it help cement the ideas in your mind. -

It sure does! In all my experience with others who "have AD/HD" I've found that they all need someone they can externally process with. The more demanding the lifestyle, the more often that person needs someone to externally process with. It may be because, I personally see AD/HD as not a disability, but as a quality of individual that doesn't have really have a "place" or "belong" insociety.

And so we need to consult with other people in regards to what we are trying to achieve. So, if my issue/though is AD/HD related, I must speak with another who has AD/HD. But if it's an issue about living as an "ordinary" person doing an 9-5 job, I need that kind of person to externally process with, far more often than the former, to figure out "what exactly is acceptable and advisable to do within the "ordinary" or "average" human experiences". I'm basically trying to balance the pursuit of ordinary life in order to have the stability to pursue what works with my ADHD and makes me feel good to do.

And it's an issue I've been running into a lot lately.

I promised my lovely wife(?), who already does too much, that I would make efforts to find friends on here and maybe other places where "ordinary folk" reside, that I could quickly and often externally process with when the need becomes paramount. As she can't handle much more on her plate, and I'm identifying it as a necessity. It would be great to have a non-ADHD coach that I had rapid access to whenever I needed.

A lot to say about your one sentence, but it hit something I just recently began to contemplate.

DaveHawk
06-01-14, 03:33 PM
Jay I'll be 61 and at a young age I found that people 20-40 years older made great friends. They have interisting stories and like to follow people with artistic talents. To do so I became a bow hunter. Made some good friends / mentors who would help me through the rough ripples of every day live as while I developed a business and my art talents.

JhanaJay
06-04-14, 07:09 PM
Jay I'll be 61 and at a young age I found that people 20-40 years older made great friends. They have interisting stories and like to follow people with artistic talents. To do so I became a bow hunter. Made some good friends / mentors who would help me through the rough ripples of every day live as while I developed a business and my art talents.

I agree. I am also finding that older friends are very valuable. Unfortunately, I run into so few that have a relatively healthy and happy life. More pics coming soon in a few minutes

JhanaJay
06-04-14, 07:14 PM
I'm sorry! I just love the sun!!!! Oh, oh, and now I want to make a music thread too!

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DaveHawk
06-05-14, 08:26 AM
Jay , go for it. The passions in your heart is a gift and should be developed. It will take time but as you get older you will come to love what you have created over time it it will be all you my friend. Who knows it may even turn into a vocation for ya.

My art training in college went to Faux painting and then furniture painting and on into restoration and conservation. The art I do is still on the side but it's about being creative following that gift that I received long ago.

Most of my mentors were found through hunting. Old school guys who were farmers , a couple artist, hunters. In your travels spark up conversations with mentor like folk and just listen.

someothertime
06-05-14, 09:58 AM
Wicked shots!... there is something majical about a good eye and lack of traditional "scholarly approach"...

Most of my best stuff was before I knew about all the fancy shmancy theory... there is alot to be said for freestyling and just gut flowing creativity... thanks for the reminder!

Shooting into the sun I see :) You ( or your phone sensor lol! ) has done a brill job... usually the sun is washed out or the foreground is a mere sillouette...

I love the grass seed shot the most :) but it was a tough call! Your composition instinct is superb... with lanscapes... they almost always benefit from a low shooting position... give squatting a go the next time you shoot :)