Where you least expect it.

Prayer plant in the window light with dark shadows.
Window Light.

This morning, as I have done every morning for the previous 13 mornings, I took a walk out back in search of inspiration. A few things caught my eye, I made a few photographs, but I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about any of them. Returning inside I made myself another cup of coffee and sat down. As I was sitting in my recliner, attempting to find something to watch on Netflix, I happened to notice the way the light through the living room window was illuminating the tips of a few of the leaves on my prayer plant.

Exposing for the light on the plant leaf allowed the background to go black, and todays photo was born.

All good things must, maybe, might, come to an end.

Sadly, my Isolation Project may be coming to an end, at least in it’s current form, for tomorrow I’ll be heading back to my day job. After having closed down for the past two weeks my boss has decided to reopen the auto repair shop where I work.

Though it’s back to the daily grind for me, I’m going to do my best to continue with this project for as long as I can. Whether it’s making new photos each day, using some of the photos I’ve made thus far that haven’t yet been shared, or some combination of the two, stay tuned to see what I can some up with.

21 thoughts on “Isolation Project, Day 14.

    1. We keep the world on its wheels, that’s for sure. For me though, that chapter of my life is coming to an end in three weeks. On to bigger and better things.

      1. I am now intrigued to hear what direction you are moving into now. More photography, or something else? You comments seem to indicate that you are looking forward to this change, which makes it all the more exciting.

    1. Thanks Juls. I got lucky with these, with my laziness actually paying off for once. I had gone out into the yard for a bit and wasn’t coming up with anything that wasn’t somewhat repetitive of what I’d already done. So when I noticed the light on that plant. In all honesty the dark background was somewhat accidental. I had my camera set for the brighter light outside, so when I framed up the shot the leaves were bright but the background was very dark. That accident of camera settings is what gave me the idea to set the exposure to darken the background even more.

      I’m going to do my best to stay safe. New latex gloves for each car, and LOTS of hand washing! I do have some ideas for new images too.

    1. Thanks Gary, I do think I picked the right time to be lazy and plop myself down in my recliner, thats for sure.

      I’m not sure it’s much of a sign. As an auto mechanic we’re considered “essential,” so after a two week closure my boss decided to reopen the shop. We’re being extremely cautious, masks and new gloves when driving each car, no people waiting in the office. Overall just trying to limit customer contact, with our biggest concern being to not transfer anything from one car to the next.

    1. Thanks Brenda. I think we all need a little beauty in our lives, now more than ever. Hopefully the images I’ve been sharing will do that for those unable to get outside themselves.

    1. Thanks!. Ironically we’re very slow at work now. Once we caught up with a few jobs earlier this week, the stay at home order here in NH is keeping most people at home and not needing their cars.

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