It’s Tuesday again! That means I get to blog on a certain topic with other photographers from around the globe! This week’s theme is a visual interpretation of my favourite song.
Now, I had something specific in mind. I LOVE Slash. My all time favourite song of his is Starlight (and it’s a toss up between the acoustic and normal version! Oh, and Myles Kennedy?? *swoon*) So I had visions of something amazing to represent how much I love this song… like star trails, or something equally incredible.
And then, on the day I wanted to take my shot (yesterday), it stormed. Not only did it storm, but it hailed too. A good ol’ Joburg summer storm. I was totally despondent. There was no way I was going to get my starlight shot in now.
Then the most incredible thing happened. The rain stopped and the sun came out. The lighting was INCREDIBLE. It was soft, warm and completely mysterious. To top it off, we had a double rainbow. A DOUBLE RAINBOW!!! Magic, pure magic.
Of course, “Somewhere over the rainbow” popped into my head, but it’s not even on my top 10 list, so I dismissed that idea. Guess what was on my playlist at that moment?
The Script – Breakeven.
So with something specific in mind, I pulled on an evening gown, grabbed my camera equipment and climbed on the roof. Sans make up and hairstyle (!!) because I was so worried about losing the light! The clouds mingled with the warm light was amazing.
It is such a satisfying feeling to see what you imagined come to life. For this image, I specifically went for the “I’m falling to pieces” lyrics line in the chorus. It is truly an incredible song – right now in my top 5 favourites on my play list.
This really pushed me creatively and I learnt a couple of new photoshop tricks too 😀
Want to see my talented friend Ally’s visual interpretation of her favourite song?? You can see it here!
Thanks for looking – chat soon!