Monday, August 11, 2014
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!
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Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today I wanted to share a different form of poetry known as a Chastushka where the end rhymes of the first and third line rhyme with each other and the second and fourth line end rhymes rhyme. This poem is only four lines in total and usually about a subject in nature. The final line in a Chastushka is written to make the reader think about the poem overall.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Writing excerpt about spring beauty accompanied by floral photography! An upbeat read! Enjoy! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-kd
Monday, April 7, 2014
What makes me smile when I'm down? My cat of 12 yrs! Excerpt on smiling complete with cute cat captures! :-) http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-k7
Friday, March 28, 2014
Writing excerpt about how to use the beauty of nature to fight the blues. Includes photos from nature walks taken this week! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-jV