A Warm Sunday Evening

A photograph of a palm tree, doctored up to be max’d relaxed.

I really love working on art in a digital medium because it allows me to create in unique aspect ratios. In particular, the extreme vertical is a really fun way to highlight tall pictures without compromising their look. Digital screens haven’t caught up with what’s being designed for the internet yet (landscape screens kill vertical pictures), but the world isn’t developing fewer screens anytime soon, so this issue will take care of itself.

Photographing southern California has been done to death, and there’s a good reason for that, given it’s one of the most beautiful and unique looking places in the whole of the country. Because of this, I think it actually presents a fun challenge for the creator to come up with new ways to frame the subject and adjust the results so that what comes out the other end feels fresh. And in those moments where that feels too difficult, Dot’s advice George about managing creative output is evergreen:

Stop worrying if your vision
Is new
Let others make that decision –
They usually do
You keep moving on

Just keep moving on
Anything you do
Let it come from you
Then it will be new
Give us more to see…

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