I took these photos the other day at the beach. I had a horrible, horrible headache and hoped some fresh air would help. (It didn't. I couldn't get back to the couch soon enough...) While I strolled the beach I picked up glass, which isn't something I really do anymore. Despite not feeling well I took a handful of photos of my finds, and I ended up really loving them. I tried so hard to think of something to write along side these photos and was kind of just stumped...
One way that blogging has effected the way I take photos is that if I know that I'm planning on sharing something I will shoot more photos than needed. I'll take the extra effort to search for angles I may not usually go for, and find as many ways as possible to visually represent whatever the post is about. It's great because it pushes me out of my creative comfort zone sometimes, and it encourages me to take more photos which is always a good thing. But upon looking back through my folders I realized that this leaves me with a lot of photos that never make it blog posts. Sometimes because I don't think they're good enough but more often than not it's because I don't know what to say about them.
When I look back through some of my older posts something that bothers me is that I didn't write much. Things seemed to apparent at the time why would I take the effort to write more? But I see now that I should have typed more to go along with photos. Lately I've been trying my hardest to write more in posts when I can. I hope that it shows, I know that I'm a lot happier with my posts. The bad thing about that is that are so many photos I don't share and just end up forgetting about.
As a way to get those photos up on the blog I'm starting a new little series called "on the cutting room floor". In this series I'll just be sharing photos that I've taken recently but haven't blogged about for one reason or another. Unlike the ones in this post the photos I share most likely won't have a theme but I'm not really giving this series any rules! It'll just be a fun little way to mix things up and share more of my photos.
Ps that's the first bottle neck I've found washed up on the beach! I don't know how it took like four years for me to finally find one but WAHOOO!