Monday, August 1, 2011
I recently learned that the image of uplifting water strengthens and protects you against negativity. Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a statue, standing in the middle with uplifting water rising on all sides around you. Hold that thought whenever you're feeling under attack.
I call this image of the Bellagio Fountains "Dancing the Night Away." I created it during a recent business trip to Las Vegas where I and a team of amazing individuals were being coached and trained by Jack Canfield (author of the Success Principles and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series). (Stay tuned for more info on my Focused Success seminars and how I'll be incorporating that alongside my photography.)
I created this image in black and white to emphasize the light and lines. Usually I'm all about adding color to enhance an image, but for Vegas I thought it was better to strip away the facade and see what's underneath (another teaching point from my success seminars!). I added grain for texture and if you look closely, you can see the water specks flying all around--I didn't try to clean them out of the picture. Rather than try to enhance an already over-the-top scene, I wanted to make it more authentic.
I like authentic.
Posted by Kathleen Davenport at 1:02 AM