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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
When you hear the word water what images come to mind? When I think of water, I picture sunlight creating rainbows, off the cascading, arches, created by a fountain. I hear the cheerful, gurgle, of water circling a drain, bubbling over the lip, of an ornately designed, carved, stone bowl, in the center piazza of town. I picture a child, clutching a copper penny, eyes squeezed tightly shut, as she concentrates on her wish. Then I picture her bright eyes, two endless, pools, reflecting the sparkling sunlight, as she happily tosses her penny, glinting brightly, through the air. I can hear, the satisfying plunk, as her wish is added, amongst the others, sinking to the vast depths of the wishing fountain. That, dear friends, is what I think of when I hear the word water. What do you think of when you hear that word?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
All roads lead to somewhere. All traveled paths are worn from the soles of enthusiastic individuals choosing to follow these roads to their destiny. Whether the path be gravel, dirt, grass, or pavement, we soldier on towards our destination. Though the path we travel may not always be smooth, something inside of us wills us on, causing us to put one foot in front of the other, intrigued by what lies beyond our line of vision. What is waiting for us just beyond the bend in the road? Are you willing to see?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
What is it about a subject or object that causes you to take out your camera capturing that moment for eternity? Is it the way the light reflects off an object that captivates you? Perhaps it is the pale hues in the evening sky that draw your attention. Maybe you notice a unique looking flower or insect that will make an excellent subject for a macro photography capture. Whatever it is that causes you to take out your camera, is something you feel has untapped potential to become a magnificent moment.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Nature offers us breathtaking moments of beauty that are fleeting yet leave an indelible impression on our minds. Have you ever admired the elegance emitted from paper thin petals soaking by sunset's receeding light? The "veins" within the individual petals are enhanced by the brillance of sun's final rays. The warm glow of the remaining beams of light illuminate the pastel petals producing an eye-catching show of elegance!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
"Not everything is black or white". You may have heard this phrase repeatedly throughout your lifetime. Basically it was used to point out that there isn't always a definitive solution to every situation in life. However in photography the incorporation of black and white photography produces additional details not initially seen by the eye. I feel black and white photography is an effective tool to enhance shadows, highlight outlines in patterns, and bring to light elements of a scene or aspects of an object that may be overlooked.
I present for example the first photo of benches lining the boardwalk. The use of black and white photography allows the lines in the grain of the wood in the boardwalk to become intensified. It captures the shadowy outlines cast by the benches, as well as shadows of objects not visible in the capture, thus adding to the viewer's visual experience. The capture of shadows of unseen elements allows the viewer to envision the scene for themselves, creating pictures of what the additional objects must look like. In a way black and white photography is the "imagination filter of photography". Writers use the words on a page to form a vision of the scene for the reader through descriptive imagery. Photographers using black and white images do the same through reflections and shadows.
The viewer must imagine the colors possible in a black and white capture. In this way writers and photographers using black and white film captures are similar.