Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Just Showing Up.............

Project 52 - Week 8

I posted my "pic of the week" on my Facebook profile page shortly after I took it last Tuesday. 

On this particular evening, I happened to glance out my kitchen window and could tell a magical sunset was occurring.

Without saying a word to my husband, I grabbed my phone and went out to the end of my driveway and into the street shooting away until the magic was over.

When I mentioned on the post that I used my iPhone, someone asked me if I ever even use my Nikon anymore. I explained that this is the beauty of the iPhone. I knew this was a fleeting moment and there was no time to waste. Grabbing my phone was a lot quicker than going to my camera bag and getting the "big girl" camera. (I didn't even waste time putting shoes on!)

I was also limited to what I could see from my street. (It's funny because I have quite a few images from this same spot, taken during different seasons. I may have to round all those up some day and compare them.)

Someone than posted this comment: "Woody Allen once said that 80% of success is just showing up......iPhone, Nikon, whatever." (Thank you Marc!)

©2013 Dianne Poinski
This version was worked on a little more than the one I posted that evening. I softened it up with Nik's "Glamour Glow" filter and made some contrast adjustments in Photoshop.

I have to admit that my photo doesn't come close to doing justice to what the actual scene looked like. It was one of those moments that I was happy I took to the time to experience and tried to do the best I could to capture it.

Just "showing up"...................


  1. I use my iPhone for on the go photos too. All those pictures I used to miss -- now I get. Love the softness in this evening shot. Perfect use for Glamour Glow.

    1. Thanks Bo! Exactly what you said - "All those pictures I used to miss - now I get."!

  2. Marvelous Diane--I think that the i-phone by its very nature was a great tool with which to "capture" the moment.

    1. Thank you Hannah! You are right - the iPhone is a great tool for those "moments"!