I have decided to do a blog post to go along with the photo of the month on my main page.
I thought it might be fun to learn a little bit more about each photo or why I chose it for the photo of the month. Some months I will pick an obvious theme, like using my Christmas tree for December. Other months will seem completely random and it most likely is. These will be photos I take for fun, or practice, and will never be offered for sale. I was just inspired to capture a moment.
This photo was taken after I drove home one day. When I turned toward my neighborhood I saw the clouds surrounding the Estrella mountain range. I knew I had to capture it. I walked in the door, grabbed my camera and walked down the block. I took a few different shots from different sides of the street. I tried landscape and portrait orientation. I wasn’t quite in the middle of the street for this one.
My settings, if anyone is curious, are as follows:
Date/Time: 12/14/15 at 11 am
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Focal Length: 135mm
Edited In: Lightroom
I am just in love with the clouds in this photograph. I also love how the colors turned out. I think mostly I just love the feeling I get when I look at it. This picture brings back the memory of the inspiration and finding beauty just outside your door.
What is your favorite thing about this photo?