November 20, 2013
This week's challenge is purple, selected by Tom. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
We had a nice, purple sky after a strong shower recently.
The lady in this photo is a budding photographer. We can call her Faith. She is creative and eager to learn. The day I took this pic, we were standing on the lawn between our houses and talking about how to shoot the rainbow. Usually I'm standing out there with her dad talking about the lawn, but this time Faith and I talked photography. I told Faith how I like to let the camera meter for the background and then I add soft flash to fill in a subject in the foreground. (When I'm using a simpler point-&-shoot, there isn't a control for the flash intensity, so I soften it with tissue or a napkin.) She liked the idea and I handed her my camera to see how Faith would compose shots of her plants and flowers on the front lawn. She was so easy to pose and was very comfortable being the subject for pics, so we may end up seeing more of her in the future.
As you think of it, please pray for her family. She lost her mother last year around Christmastime, to a very aggressive cancer. Faith's dad is a strong man who doesn't wear emotions on his sleeve, but I imagine that this loss is devastating. Pray for me also, that I might know how to impart the compassion of Christ to these good neighbors.