his post was inspired by a band called Ranky Tanky. They are a Gullah band from the Lowcountry area of South Carolina.
They play a kind of country jazz. I’m always amazed at how many of their songs I know. Songs that were covered by The Rolling Stones and Little Feat. The good news is that both bands always acknowledged their musical roots.
Roots. I think that knowing who’s shoulders you are standing on. That’s another little piece of Storyteller. I haven’t talked about my inspirations in a good long while. (Let’s see if I can write that anymore Southern.)
Maybe I should start doing that again. Whaddya think? I can write about particular artists, or photographers or musicians to authors.
Let me just say that there are only a few photographers who inspire me. Most of them are old now. But, artists and musicians? You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting them. (Southernism number two.)
I wonder why that is.
ometimes things that look easy to do are a lot harder than we think.
This picture is an example of that.
It’s a time exposure made on my smart phone. Easy enough, right?
Sure. If you don’t care about the highlights or the deep shadows.
I did everything I could to keep those areas intact. I failed. Either one or the other had to go.
So, I kept the highlights and let the shadows go dark. I tried to hold the shadows, but they lost way too much contrast.
I did the best that I could, which wasn’t enough.
That’ll happen sometimes.