Alex In a Warm Coat with Branches

I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I had, just had to, go outside for a little bit. Woods it is, I guess.

Lucky for me, Alex was willing to let us take some snaps yesterday. I can’t say I got anything as good as her “parking spot” shot (that was great, really it was) but I did get a few shots off. I really like what the branches are doing in this one off to the right, I just don’t know about the left side. It’s a little too “crisp” for my liking. I could try to blur it up a bit more to see if I like it better.

It’s that time of year-bear branches, empty trees, warm woolen coats. Welcome to winter. I hope it lasts long enough for us to enjoy it. It will be 100 degrees again all too soon, all too soon, my friends.

Until next time…



  1. mythopolis
    January 9, 2009 / 6:48 pm

    Actually, I like the imbalance, so to speak, of the blurred right side in contrast to the left…it seems more active that way…

  2. Carol
    January 10, 2009 / 3:55 am

    Thanks, Mythopolis.

    I like this one a bit but it’s just not quite as strong as some of my earlier Alex shots.

    I really like her new bangs but I was having trouble with her coat. It’s a great coat (in person) but it was just hitting the wrong spot in the frame for me as a photographer. The sleeves and the line of it too were problems for me. Shame too, since it’s such a great texture.

    I have some ideas for our next shot though. We’ll try to go out again next week if the weather holds.

  3. mythopolis
    January 10, 2009 / 7:31 pm

    She is a great subject! The coat is maybe too “blocky”…? I am not a photographer, so trying to second-guess you. I appreciate your work and focus on such things. How do I find the earlier shots you refer to…?

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