Dancing with Light

Time to share a little photography, as I haven’t done that here for a bit.  Fortunately, I’ve had some time to shoot recently, and I’d like to share.

Dancing with Light, Music, & Elizabeth

Google+ really is an amazing place for photographers, and if you haven’t been there yet, PLEASE ignore all those clueless people who claim that G+ is a “ghost town.”  If that’s what you think, then you really haven’t learned how to use it yet.  I promise!  And one of the photographers I’ve met there is named Levi Moore, who seems to be an all-around great guy, in addition to being a remarkable photographer.  Well, last week (last week of January 2014), Levi posted some photos that he’d taken of his daughter, as she danced in the dark with glow sticks taped to her arms, legs, mid-section, etc.  And I thought the photos were AWESOME!  And since we were stuck at home at the time, due to the “Charlotte Snowpocalypse 2014” (see photos below), Elizabeth and I decided to try it ourselves.  So we got a pack of 10 glow sticks for $3.80 at Walmart, waited until it was dark, and had us some fun in the bonus room!


Charlotte Snowpocalypse 2014

Earlier that same day, since Charlotte basically shuts down when snow is even a possibility (as someone who grew up with a lot more snow, I still find this laughable, even though I completely understand why it is.  It’s just highly irritating when we have to close the office because of a teensy dusting), and we were kind of stuck at home for most of the day, I took my camera and walked our beautiful neighborhood, shooting some images.  Since I have become more of a wimp in extreme cold, having lived in North Carolina for nearly 24 years now, I didn’t stay out long, but fortunately there were some beautiful scenes right close by.


Well, that’s all for now.  I’m just glad that I’m getting to shoot and explore both the actual photography and the post-processing.  If you really want to know, I use Photoshop Lightroom (LR) and Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) pretty much exclusively, with an occasional bit of Silver Efex Pro 2 (Nik Software/Google).  Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.  🙂

  • Yay! A new blog post and one filled with dancing and light! Made me smile, my friend:). I can just see little Elizabeth dancing with glee. I might have to practice that with abandon! Love your beautiful Images. Not so very fond of snowpocalypses! I need spring!!

    • Charles Payet

      Roni, Elizabeth was having so much fun dancing in the dark with those glow sticks, I think her smile and laugh were as bright as the sun. So glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂
      As for snow, it looks like we might get our first REAL SNOWSTORM in YEARS this week. They’re predicting from 3-12″; given that even that little dusting last time shut down much of the city for 2 days, this surely will again, so I hope we get a foot, so we can have some serious fun this time. I want to show Elizabeth how to make a big snowman and maybe even a snow fort, but just learned that there are no snow shovels to be found anywhere. Hmmmmmmm…..we’ll figure out something.