Last week’s theme was Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. I asked Joshua to bring his guitar for family dinner night, perhaps the acoustic. Thank you dear son for letting me take pictures of you! And Ashley, thank you for letting me take pictures of you with him…those may be my favorite shots of the week.
I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
You don’t really care for music, do ya?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
This is the shot I submitted as I felt it best represented the challenge. My older son Joshua is a brilliant guitarist. Our living room was exceedingly dark (the low key darkness works for the mood of the song), so even with a crazy high ISO and low F-stop, needed Dodge and burn edits, a crop, and minor adjustments in LR. I really like the angle of the shot, but because of the lighting think it could be improved. Will try this again during the daytime or with studio lighting to make the best of the angle.
Here are a few more of the better shots, all dark–which actually fits the mood of the song.
This was my second choice, and I think a better composition. Photoshop edits include dodging and burning, crop, and minor adjustments in LR.
Joshua zones in his music they way I zone in my art.
After a bit, Ashley said, you do the right hand, I’ll do the left. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo of them!
And one more…..
One more of Joshua and Ashley…I love these two so much!