Landscape

Logs in Fall (Two Photographs)

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The forest floor offers a lot of photographic opportunity. I am continuing my exploration of black and white, discovering options. Because I am thinking in black and white the photos I want to do in black and white are taking less time to process them.


Abstraction (Two Photographs)

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Often when I am walking about with a camera, I am looking for something that stands out in and of itself, because of the light, the way the shadows fall. In this case it’s the corrugated wall of a church. Personally I think this works best in Black and White.


Time of Day (Two Photographs)

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I often read that one should shoot at dawn or dusk as the light is beautiful. I agree that light at that time of day is great. However, I can also think of a number reasons that other times of the day are just as good, or why dawn and dusk are sometimes impractical. By all means shoot in beautiful light, but let us not be constrained and rather learn about light in general and how it translates to our photography.


Rural (Two Photographs)

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There is something about farms and rural land and cultivated fields, that remind me of a calmer past. Of course that is pure fiction, farms are busy places with a lot of hard working people. But there is no harm in a calm rural photo or two. I am hoping to find more farm scenes this summer, they make for great photography.


A Pond in Peace (Two Photographs)

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I have never liked the look of artificially smooth water that you get using neutral density filters and long exposures. I do like the stillness of a nice pond on summer’s day, where the vision is peaceful and pastoral.


Perspective (Two Photographs)

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There are some angles of perspective that can be used in photography that are vertiginous and unpleasant. Pointing down at some subjects, for example, may mean that you have framed the subject but the viewer has to take time to compute the photograph. These two photographs come close to illustrating this because of the angle/perspective on the subject.


Perfect (Two Photographs)

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Nothing is ever perfect. But sometimes in photography we come close enough. In my experience, meddling too much with something that looks good never works. In a perfect world most photos wouldn’t need editing, but the reality is a bit of sharpening, some contrast always help in putting life into a photo.

P.S. It’s the anniversary of my Blog, this year will be my ninth year on WordPress and SmugMug.