day one

January 07, 2013  •  2 Comments

Aloha. I am writing on day two about day one of being a full time photographer. On Saturday, I resigned my position as a Butler at the St. Regis Princeville to concentrate on my photography and my yoga full time. And to celebrate, I went out to shoot Sunday morning and evening. Now that I am a pro I'm free to work, and I better work.

Unfortunatley, the morning shoot wasn't that great. I went out to Haena Beach Park and walked along the beach, heading north to Ke'e. Although I encountered rainbows for days, I didn't come back with anything that spectacular. With the exception of the photo below-- Haena Rainbow-- I just didn't find anything, or perhaps, create anything that, at the moment, really stands out to me. But a conversation that I had did.

 

While I was taking a series of shots of beach and rainbow (one of them became Haena Rainbow) a stranger, who was walking with his wife, daughter and granddaughter, stopped to chat. He asked me, "Is this better than photographing polar bears and penguins in the arctic?" I laughed and said, "Yes. It's probably easier on my fingers, too!" We shared a laugh together and talked story for a bit longer, and when we parted he told me to "enjoy the rest of your life." Wonderful advice for Day One.

 

That evening's session was more productive-- on the shooting end of things. I was able to get a couple of shots that I really liked. I even have that luxurious problem of choosing the "best one." You know when you have a couple of shots of a similar subject and you just can't decide which one you like best. Well, here are the two that I am currently considering. The first one is called, Maha Deva

maha devamaha deva

The second one is Tiger Stripes and Phoenix Wings.

tiger stripes and phoenix wingstiger stripes and phoenix wings

I'm not sure which one I prefer. I like the suspended movement in Tiger Stripes, but the sun in Maha Deva reminds me strongly of Shiva and my upcoming trip to India.

Sometimes I think a picture, through light and color, should remind you of a place, a person, a belief and then impress upon you the many feelings that they bring to the heart; the thoughts they bring to the mind; and the little shifts of movement they cause on the soul.

And for those reasons, this one is my favorite one of the day-- The Time of Change.

Aloha,

lee

 

✴the photographs Haena Rainbow and The Time of Change may be viewed in the gallery Full Time


Comments

Light Source Photography by Lee Scott
mahalo for your comment mary. yes, the texture in the time of change is quite varied and deep. i like how the light jumps off the ocean and changes color with the movement of the waves. and the sky too, and the cliffs of the napali coast lead from what is grounded and known to the emptiness of the sky. rich in symbolism indeed! have a great night. aloha, lee
Mary Williams(non-registered)
Love them all but
The Time of Change is inspiring Incredible texture. Great symbolism, if you wish.
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