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Showing posts with label landscape photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label landscape photography. Show all posts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Why Do You Photograph Certain Shots?

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.

I enjoy capturing the rainbow colored sky as the sun sets.

You need to photograph things that appeal to you, keeping your eyes alert for brief moments of unique beauty.  Nature is constantly presenting perfect opportunities to capture breathtaking beauty.


An amazing display of beauty and color from the sun and light.

When searching for photography opportunities in nature, sometimes you have to alter your perspective to achieve the perfect shot.  Immerse yourself among the grass to find hidden treasures.


Gorgeous mushrooms in a circular shape dwell among blades of grass.
Vibrant colored flowers attract the attention of bees!

Sometimes we take a photograph simply because we are amazed by the simple elegance of nature.  We want to have the picture to savor that exact moment in time, allowing that memory of a place to stay forever pure and uneffected in our minds.  Those are my favorite types of captures!


The natural beauty found in a park!

Colors only Mother Nature could infuse with this degree of vibrancy!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Nature's Brief Beauty

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!


Take time to watch the sunset each evening to really marvel at nature's magnificence.  Admire the subtle and sometimes not too subtle colors that emerge in the sky during sunset.  Enjoy watching the sky's sapphire hue slowly deepen and grow rich with multiple shades that form a kaleidoscope of colors within a matter of moments before your eyes!  Watch in sheer amazement as the rays of the sun turn from a golden glow to encompass all the shades of the rainbow in the splayed trajectories as the sun sinks towards the horizon.  See billowing clouds of white become kissed with color and darken to encompass the sultry shades of evening.


Each night without fail, nature creates a magnificent show of beauty for us.  Often we are too busy to enjoy this stunning show, yet nature continually pulls out all the stops to attempt to captivate and astound us.  The colors at nature's disposal can't be reproduced through photos or paintings.  The hues available in nature are meant to be experienced and absorbed on a personal level.  Despite our inabilities to pay attention to the gorgeous, and momentary sparks of beauty surrounding us regularly, nature continues to persist in its day to day shows of extravegant elegance.  Attracting our attention through new color combinations and producing unique and exquisite flowers to stop us in our tracks.  Nature refuses to be ignored! We should stop a moment to take in the majestic sites and shades surrounding us daily.  Nature is continually evolving and we do not want to miss a second of the natural elegance that colors our world!





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Life Isn't Black & White But Photos Are!

"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. 

A boardwalk gets enhanced in black and white

Linear lines in flower petals get enhanced

Black and white photography also ready brings out all the fine linear lines in a flower's petal creating an intense initial impact.  The delicate beauty of the shape, natural lines, and intricate details of flowers become clear and stand out as a result of using black and white photography.  The overall final effect is very dramatic and creates an artistic look for flower captures that wows your viewers.


Delicate petal outlines are highlighted

The sheer beauty created through the use of black and white photography is lovely to view.  The added bonus of the enhanced shadowy effects and artistic nature of these types of photos make the use of black and white photography something to consider when trying to evoke the viewer's imagination!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lovely Landscapes

 
 
Sparkling shoreline of Puerto Rico

Landscape photography is similar to art, wherein the photographer recreates a capture of a specific landscape, highlighting the best features for their viewers in order to create a magical scene.  The blues of the sky and water are enhanced, making this landscape capture appealing to others. The billowing white clouds captured with a hint of color or shadowing, depending on the time of day, add a dimension of volume.  The photographer strives to expose the most beautiful aspects of the landscape to the viewer. Just as an artist paints a landscape blending colors to match the natural earthy shades using their skills to bring out reflections and shadows created by natural light.  This post is dedicated to the beauty that is found in the varied elements of the natural landscape, and how elements of shadowing, reflections, and natural blending of colors, highlights the landscapes we photograph. The finished result is beautiful pieces of photography, found from the daily view individuals have.  The beauty of the soft glow emitted from the sun, the rainbow hues found within sun trajectories, the sparkle of the water, and the sheen found on surrounding greenery and plants all can be easily overlooked.  The photographer's job is to open other's eyes to the magnificent textures and colors found in our everyday world.  Landscape photography can appear as beautiful as the most intricately painted portrait, when the photographer incorporates naturally occurring aspects into their photos.  The end result is something spectacular to view!



Beautiful evening sky
 
 
Endless blue tones of the Caribbean Ocean meet the horizon
 
 
A hidden cove of beauty in Bermuda
 

Golden hour down the street
 
 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day Begins and Ends with Colors By:Jennifer L Roche


 
 
 
Sunrise casts a golden glow, announcing its approach
shades of  blue intermingle amongst radiant rays
pristine puffs of white pepper the morning sky scape
Earth awakens to a kaleidoscope colored haze
 
 
Brilliant brightness is emitted from sun's central core
trajectories span splendidly through sapphire skies
enhancing landscape with prismatic precision
lessening in number as shadows arise
 
 
Shadowy silhouettes lengthen as sunset begins
pastel hues recede, darkness deepens sky's shades
vibrant hues expand encroaching upon the light
creating curls of color that fall in cascades
 
 
Sun sinks slowly into horizon's waiting arms
confident sunset will usurp its position
content to bide its time until morning light breaks
admiring the evening sunset composition
 
 
 
 
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Image Copyright: Rainbows of Happiness LLC 2014
 
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Flowing Free

 
 
Flowing Free
(a poem on the beauty of fountains)
By Jennifer Roche
Image Photographed By: Jennifer Roche
 
 
 
Rippling ribbons of watery mist spring skyward
flowing paths rapidly rush towards freedom
 
Angled arches of liquid architecture
burst forth from intricately carved stone statues

Standing pools shimmer iridescent in day's light
producing spectrums of captivating color

Twinkling tendrils of sunlit speckled beauty
dance daintily along water's serene surface

Miniature stars stunningly enhance this show of splendor
peppering water with illuminated images

Momentary glimpses of surrounding scenery emerge
dissipating as droplets rain mercilessly down from above

Scenes disappear discreetly, eternally lost
among churning waves from the free flowing fountain
 
 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nature's Artwork in the Sky Above!

Photography captures of the kaleidoscope of colors created by a setting sun tonight! Nature's natural works of art! Breathtaking! https://plus.google.com/photos/101639416971452460690/albums/5966009339369191377