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LIGHT BEAMS © 2012 NATE METZ
Shot in the afternoon sun, shadows of beams and rays of light onto a brick wall.
This third installment contains more foliage, but much less translucent. I maintained a lightness about the leaves without strong backlighting from the sun or my high intensity flashlight. You can also see I clearly took advantage of the beautiful changes in the trees this time of year. Autumn is by far my favorite season to photograph trees because of the subtle changes from day to day in each leaf. It is constant new material for inspiration. I can always capture a new frame on the same tree as long as the weather patterns hold.
After reading Pam’s guest blog, a lot of emotions got stirred up around trees. My life is going through a series of rapid changes, and as I cope and adjust as best I can, I visualize myself as a tree firmly grounded yet bending with the wind and change of seasons. So, I’d like to open up more about why trees appear so often in my work and provide a wider context to my work. My intuition is pushing me to include this information as part of my evolution as an artist.
Journey of the Fall © 2012 NATE METZ
So what lessons have I learned from trees about my artwork?
- I can’t do it all. I can’t do it all alone. I can’t do it all right now. But, start somewhere. Start now.
- Practice gratitude daily.
- Make a plan. Set goals. Write action steps. Reach for my dreams.
- Connect to other people. Find the common ground between us.
- Recognize my accomplishments. Honor and reward myself.
- Ask for help when I need it.
- Enjoy the process. Enjoy the journey.
Thank you for sharing in my journey. I’ll have the next set of my translucence work up soon!