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Subtlety

  • September 5, 2014

 

Tahoe Blue Hour

Def: A small detail that is usually important but not obvious.

Usually I am about as subtle as a punch to the face. It’s not my strong suit. I’m a bold, in your face kind of girl and I like my images made to match. That’s why this piece is so interesting to me. We just returned from 8 days in Tahoe and I shot 1750 images. SEVENTEEN-HUNDRED AND FIFTY! So this morning I sat down to sort them and was surprised by the piece that stood out. It part of a group taken this past Friday. All day my eyes were to the sky which held particularly interesting clouds. They kept shifting and building and I just knew there was going to be a spectacular sunset. We had been scouting for new locations earlier in the week. The awful drought has exposed land around the lake that is not usually visible and exposed a peninsula in Tahoe City that is now greatly exaggerated. I knew it was where I wanted to be and it didn’t disappoint. The sky exploded around me in a 360 degree light show! I can’t remember ever seeing anything like it and the photos I shot that evening do not disappoint. They certainly pack the aforementioned punch and I can’t wait to share them with you. So here comes the interesting part…I fully intended on starting with those dynamic pics…but then I came across this piece. Definitely subtle and I was drawn to it. It pulled me in and demanded my attention and I couldn’t be happier. It’s reminded me of the art of subtlety. Perhaps a life lesson is afoot. Hmmmmm. Not sure I can pull that one off. We shall see.