Notice me. I don’t know why those two words stick out in my head, but they do. They have for days now. As I look at my photographs. As I look at my paintings. I think that so many of us reach that point, not just in art but in many areas of life. I won’t go on some deep, philosophical rant. The picture speaks for itself. The things that matter speak for themselves. I think that is what I’m supposed to say, right?
All I really know. This is probably my second favorite buffalo picture from this last set. At least out of the ones that I played around with. The original is okay. Slight edits, but it didn’t scream “Notice me”. No, it screamed, “Look at me I’m just like every other picture you ever took on a point and shoot? Do you even know what you are doing?” The answer is, “of course not.” I never know what I’m doing until it is done. I kind of like it that way. No point. No plan….just a moment that says “notice me” and be within it.
Or something like that. I think that is a phrase. It was all but a dream? Life is but a dream? I think it is the latter. At least that is the phrase that came up when I googled it. Yes, I finally googled something. I mean, most that follow my blog know that there are something that I just get a little too lazy to google. It is more fun to speculate and guess and as long as it is something that causes harm….well, what is the harm?
Anyway, that is what this picture reminds me of. A dream. Or a memory. I mean, it actually is a memory. My memory. My memory in a picture that looks like a dream. Or a picture that would be in an old memory book or story book. Back in the day of long, long ago. Or something like that anyway.
As you can probably tell, this is not the original picture. The original picture was taken at sunset as I watch this guy and a buddy grazing underneath the setting sun. I was trying too hard and couldn’t get the settings right, so the original picture-underexposed and strangely contrasty and not in a good way. With that said, I decided to play with it and use some filters to make it what I wanted to be. I kind of like it. What about you?
We didn’t have any video games to play. All we had was sticks and we had to make up our own games. You kids today just do not know how easy you have it….or bad (depending on how you look at it). Or something of that nature.
In my day, we didn’t have the video games like they do now. We had Atari and then Nintendo, but we still spent more time outside than kids today (at least a lot of kids). To each their own. I personally would rather be outdoors. The things you can see.
Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
Because I think that is what many of us need to do. Escape from that hustle bustle. Escape from the chaos that is the outside world. The mundane routines. The redundancy. Sometimes we just need to escape inner demons, but we all reach that point where we need to escape. From something to something. This picture is dedicated to all of you. Imagine where that road might lead. What you might find. Let your imagination run while and for just a moment, de-stress and start over again.
Over the Badlands. As in a filter. The actual picture was taken in the daylight hours. I heed the advise that I am given by others and I chose to play around with this picture. That is for a lack of a better word.
The original picture was a little dull, ,underexposed, and drab. It was a little dreary. Will my choice of altering make it otherwise to someone else? I don’t know, but I like it. Hope you do too.
Kind of has a double meaning these days. Animals. People refer to other people as sheep. It strange what has happened to the world. I’m not going to write a post about it. It’s like beating a dead horse at this point. I just want to disappear into beauty and cuteness, so today…you get sheep. That is only because you got a burro yesterday and you get buffalo all the time. We need beauty. We need cuteness. Life is way too short to be living the way we are going. At least to me.