Thats right I used a fancy word. Repose:
a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility:“in repose her face looked relaxed”synonyms:rest · relaxation · inactivity · sleep · slumber
And yes I did have to look that up to make sure I was using it correctly.
What I know I was doing correctly was showing how I relax in these pictures. As I said in the Winter Blah post I decided to play around more in the house. This is something I came up with. I have seen pictures like these and I always thought they had a touch of class to them. I was just trying to recreate that feeling in these.
This was the first go to. I like the quick fade to darkness but there are subtleties that are still visible such as the unbuttoned shirt cuff and the untucked shirt tail to give that sense of winding down.
Going back and playing with the image in color was actually an after thought. I kind of like it though. It doesn’t have that same dark appeal of the first one but almost comes off like it could be an ad in a magazine. I don’t know what do you think?
Then I just started getting crazy and its no doubt that this version is all about the whiskey. Which in case you’re wondering for these pictures was Sexton Irish Whiskey.
Lastly how repose could I be if I didn’t enjoy a cigar along with my whiskey. Slow burning, relaxing, and meditative that’s what smoking a cigar is to me. Which after bouncing up and down getting in place before the timer went off on the camera, my remote battery was dead, and making adjustments in lighting for these pictures I was ready to sit down and repose.
“Some men shrink into dark corners, to such a degree that they see darkly by day.” No, men should combine these tendencies, and he who reposes should act and he who acts should take repose. Discuss the problem with Nature; she will tell you that she has created both day and night.
-Seneca: Moral Letters to to Lucilius 23