I was looking out of the window watching my 9 y/0 practicing with his escrima sticks in the late afternoon sunlight. His long shadows were posturing, feinting, and spinning across the road so I grabbed my camera and took a few shots.
The last class of this photography class is next Wednesday and I have to pick 4 shots for the final showing, in which my classmates will critique my photos. This Sunday I am going to put up the best 6 or 8 shots I have and see which ones you guys like the best, to help me choose which 4 to use.
Hopefully I get some good ones this weekend, because lately I've felt like I've been shooting garbage. I would feel bad about it, but local photographer, Colby McLemore blogged about this video. I just happened to watch on a day when I really needed to hear that Ansel Adams (and anyone who was ever great at anything) once sucked. Do yourself a favor, go watch that video even if you don't own a camera. It starts about photography but brutally hits a life lesson several minutes in.