…things are not what you think they are.
When nature and schedules make getting out to do photography challenging, I find alternatives to satisfy my need to create. Light filtering through the bushes outside a basement window presents layers of line, shape and texture to catch the eye.
I couldn’t help but notice how much this composition reminded me of the shape of Lake Superior including Isle Royale.
Every time I open Lightroom and see the images in the collection, I can’t help seeing something new. A little while later, something wonderful emerges. It’s almost, but not quite enough to make me wish we would get another good snow with wind so I can go out and capture more drifts.
Birch bark curls are fun to study and photograph. They come in all shapes and sizes and speak the to organic flow of nature.
Who knows if I’ll catch sight of another set of snowdrifts as I drive along a road in an open area prone to drifting? But, I suppose if that happens, and I have a camera, I’ll stop the car and spend time searching for the right combination of light and shadow inherent in snowdrifts everywhere.
Sony RX100 Mk5, ISO 100, 8.8mm, f/2.2, 1/1000 sec.
Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 032 Film Noir 3, Kodak Tri-X 400TX Pro
Structure, steel framework carving out a slice of the sky.
Did something crash through, or is something hatching out?
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When I started working with this image, I almost passed it by. But, something about it kept calling me back. I realized that it breaks some of the traditional rules I’ve learned in photography. It’s heavily weighted to one side, making it awkward and out of balance. It sort of follows the rules of thirds, maybe. But the texture of the concrete is intriguing and adds its own value to the composition. Compared to the metal support moving to the right, the concrete actually appears soft. The metal erupting out of the concrete is well defined and rigid, and giving a sense of launching into space. But, that’s just my interpretation, you may see it very differently.
More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.