Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Because it makes me happy


Because it makes me happy, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Is it cheating to use a picture of a sunset?

I feel, in an odd, slight, pertaining only to me kind of way, that it is.

Sunsets are beautiful, period.

There is no need to have an artistic eye to notice that and capture it for the rest of the world to discover. It isn't a hidden, uknown thing.

I hesitated before posting this one, because in part, I am trying, in photography to document how I see the world in my own unique way.

Except that, there it was...so damn beautiful and me with a camera.
It took my breath away and even though it happens everyday, it really doesn't last very long...and I like looking at it...I even made it my desktop picture...

That is part of this journey then.

Just because something like this has been done before, possibly to death (even in oil paints and black velvet) - doesn't mean that there isn't value and pleasure in doing it again.

Especially, if like me, it is the first time.

4 comments:

my15minutes said...

Because it makes you happy is a good enough reason. But I like your eye for it.... how you focused on the tree branches, and used the sunset almost as a watercolor wash in the background. Very nice.

Yankee T said...

Every sunrise or sunset I see is my first one. It is not cheating at all, and this is lovely.

Ampersand said...

Yeah, exactly what Beth said so well. It's beautiful and you definitely have to have skills to capture it so artfully.

Cloudscome said...

Oh please take those sunset pictures! Sunrise too if you are up. Because you know what? Every single one of them is unique. Never the same. Never been done before. They are constantly changing even as you watch and click. Witness the next picture you posted of the reflection in the condo windows. I rest my case.

And shesh, it makes you happy girl! Isn't that what we are here for?

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