It’s all about the energy

The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle

I love life.  Life is up… life is down…  Images can reflect that emotion with a little planning.

Moyer-7598popdmvhpshcr2Long beautiful hair lends itself to the movement of the image above as does the fun, playful personality of the subject.  I focus on the subject, subject turns to the back, swings hair forward and just feel the fun.  I played with the cropping until I decided that this was the most pleasing angle.  Focus is tricky and the shutter was as fast as my flash sync would allow – 1/200. If using a darker background I back light the hair to show separation and depth. 5.6 ~ 1/200 ~ Canon 5d mark 2 ~ 70-200 L lens

VanD-6796wwdmvhpshcrBack light from the sun gives extra “spark” to the image as does the athletic pose of a volleyball player.  2.8 ~ 1/1000  ~ Canon 5d mark2 ~ 70-200 L lens

Prairie Wisdom ~ Wind is free and clothespins are cheap

Clotheslines are my obsession.  I hang clothes out on the line whenever the sun shines and inside the house in the winter to add humidity, save energy, as well as wear and tear on the dryer.  I also have a hard time walking past a clothesline without photographing its contents.

A clothesline is like a family portrait since the items hung change along with the family.  Babies in the house? I once had 70 cloth diapers on the line after we brought the youngest home from the hospital and still had his older sister in diapers.  Our school colors were hung with pride as I displayed sweatshirts and t-shirts while the kids were still in school.  The sizes of items on the clothesline would grow with our family and now we are down to just the two of us…

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