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.
Thursday, August 21, 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.
Monday, August 4, 2014
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!
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Two very different perspectives on the same photo! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-dn
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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