Oh I really liked this article…AND it opened the door for me to a new photography tip/advice site.
I can never have enough links for those honestly…anything that teaches me something new…shows me a way to look at something I’m passionate about differently…well I’m there. This site…Photoventure…is a keeper…full of great info and ideas and ways to make the photographer in me better and better. Bookmarked.
And this article on some Social Media mistakes that are way too common is a great one. I’m sure going to pay attention to it and especially do less of #1 — featuring my own work! I find some great images when I’m internet chilling…ones that really strike me and make me think ‘Wow…I really wish that were MY capture.” But I keep many of them to myself and don’t share. No more! I see the beauty in this…maybe in a kind of Pay it Forward kind of way…by my sharing those great images I find just randomly or not…maybe someone else in the world will feel the same about one of my images I’ve shared somewhere. Who knows. But if I can be even the smallest part of getting someone else’s great image out there for others to see…well I just love everything about that.
So the image I chose for this post comes from one of my Flickr follows…a great photographer named Richard Taylor. It’s dark and in a way maybe ominous I guess…but all I saw in it really were two amazing crows. And since I moved here to Seattle I have come to love crows. I’ve learned how smart they really are (they can do puzzles better than some human adults, and they will remember your face, seriously, and tell their crow friends about you good or bad, so be nice!), and I’ve learned that we have our own breed of them here…the Northwest Crow. I can now tell a crow apart from a raven (it’s all in the tail pretty much, easiest to detect when flying)…and I have completely come to love them as part of the Seattle, Northwest environment (they are everywhere here…LOTS of them…everywhere. No really. EVERYWHERE).
So I kinda fell in love with this otherwise dark b/w image…because these birds are almost like family now.
Oh and if you’d like to check out more of Richard Taylor’s amazing images…of which there are MANY…here’s a link to his Flickr page…well worth your time: