Friday, January 27, 2006

stuck in a moment...

realising how stuck i've been....

so, slowly climbing out of the hole that has been getting steadily deeper.

And as I sit here listening to some sounds, it would seem the most appropriate song has come on.

"time to open the shadows of your heart, and it's time to move on.... Cause it's a great time to live, and it's time to stand up and be counted. Well it's a great time to live and it's time to stand up and be counted on. And it's a long long road to carry on I gotta stand up and be counted on, and it's a long long road and I've got to be strong."

A good ol' kiwi band! Have to say we do have some great ones here. Just a pity that they don't get to be heard over yonder very often.

I'll stick it up later today, so you can groove with me. hehehe. What a funny concept that is!

OK... bare with me, my head seems to be a jumble of random thoughts right now, and I guess it's all going to come falling out on here now. I'll try and keep some kind of structure, really. :)

I was chatting with a photographer online the other night. Interesting character. He found my blog and had some positive things to say about some of the pics I've got up here. Blew me away. While it's something I love, and I can look at some of them and go, yeah, that's pretty good. I don't actually have any idea as to whether they are any good? So, was nice to get some outside feedback. I grabbed some books out of the library the other week, and realised how much I actually have to learn. I've always been one of these people who doesn't worry about the basics and just jumps in. If I'm lucky I'll float.
Soooo... I'm floating along with it all now, but realise how much I actually have to learn. Wondering about taking a course somehow? Might have to be a weekend one, or something. Bit hard doing anything when I'm away every other week.
We'll see. For now, I'll just keep reading, picking people's brains and learn as I go that way. I've a friend who's brother is a photographer here, mainly wedding stuff, but I'd love to hang out with him. It's been said that I'm a postcard photographer, and while that's lovely... I WANT MORE! Especially to be able to catch the slice of life ones - if that makes sense. I'm not very good at seeing things in a fluid way, and seeing how a moment in passing can be framed? Something to work on.

While I was away last week, I was actually following a car rally. Every year a group jump in their old cars and drive down to Invercargill for a week of bonding over their bonnets. There were some totally gorgeous cars out and about. This one I thought was a perfect chitty chitty bang bang. Wrong colour, yes.... but there was still something super cheeky about it. :)
The tales that car would be able to tell... I'm sure. Older cars certainly have more character!


mreddie said...

You do seem to have a talent with the camera - doesn't hurt to be multi-talented. ec

Mella said...

Oh CJ, you most certainly have a talent with your camera - one that I'm truly envious of! What do you mean you want to be able to capture slife of life stuff? You already do so brilliantly!

Just look one post back, sure it's ducks - but they're alive...and that shot is just precious.

I'd buy a book of CJ's photo's in a heartbeat. =)