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Sky high

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I am a sucker for a scenic sky.

When I drive home from school, I drive west. If I’m coming home from a night class, I have the opportunity to watch some of the most glorious sunsets as I’m coasting down the freeway. There is a point where I-696 goes over I-75 and for a brief few seconds, the elevation gives the perfect view of the sky ahead. Often the clouds are reflecting the most vibrant yellows, oranges and reds from the sun with various deep shades of blue set against them.

sunset detroit zoo

I photographed this in fall, 2009 in Royal Oak. I was on my way home from a class and had to pull over just to capture this image. The bottom one is a more faithful representation of what the sky actually looked like but I enjoy the deep red-orange overcast of the top image. Silhouetted pine trees at Main Street are in the foreground but the outline of the Detroit Zoo water tower is most prominent. The flock of geese in the distance was just an added bonus to the photograph.

Which version do you like better? I have a print of the red version on sale at my Etsy shop. Go ahead, check it out and favorite it if you like it!

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Written by becklo

September 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

No camera just means more time on my hands

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My camera is still kaputt. I haven’t heard anything about how reliable Teleplan is for repairing cameras and if I were to spend $400 to repair a camera that is six years old, I may as well put that money (that I don’t have)  toward a new camera.

So for the time being, I’m reduced to camera phone pictures. Sad, but true.

Not having a DSLR at my disposal has really thrown me off.  But a few months of pouting hasn’t accomplished anything so I am back to working on projects for my Etsy store. My goal is to add new products on a regular basis and find new ways of marketing my merchandise. I’ve posted my Sunflower Girl 8×10 print on craigslist with the hope that it will generate interest not necessarily for that particular print, but for my store and products in general. Any ideas and suggestions are warmly welcomed. This is something I’m striving to be successful with.

Written by becklo

September 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm