The Artist in The Photographer


A good friend of mine,Carole Spandau made a comment last week that I had the heart of a true poet,your work is so personal,very heartfelt and very moving stuff.This got me thinking about the artist in the photographer.

Carole Spandau’s work is recognized nationally and internationally for her paintings of Montreal Quebec.

To view her work check out her site at FAA

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carole-spandau.html

As a photographer we are controlled by the weather conditions and the time of day.Luck also plays a big role in our work.We must be able to recognize a good shot when it happens,as Nature is very fleeting when it comes to lighting and shadows.

The above photo emphasizes my point.As I was walking back along the river I saw the light highlighting the greenery on the point in the river.By using the dark background to enhance the lighted point and the yellow reflection on the left side to lead the eye I created a composition very pleasing in an artistic way.You will also noticed the sunlight is highlighting the river bottom to give contrast to the darker areas in the water.

This photo was taken very late in the afternoon at a shutter speed  of 0.5 sec ,f22.The zoom lense was set at 75 mm.

The artist in the photographer is when you take the components of what you see before you and create an exciting work of art.Learn to recognize a good composition when you come upon it and then be able to be creative when you compose that shot.So until next time happy trails.

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~ by kenben on 06/13/2010.

2 Responses to “The Artist in The Photographer”

  1. KEN, I AM SO TOTALLY SURPRISED AND FLATTERED THAT YOU WOULD INCLUDE ME IN YOUR WONDERFUL WRITINGS,AMONG SUCH GLORIOUS AND INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS…AND YES, YOU ARE A TRUE ARTIST,AND TRULY A GREAT GENTLEMAN….THANKS, CAROLE

  2. Wow Ken, what a beautiful blog you have here. I’m so happy you shared it with us. You sure know how to impress the eye with color. I love your work!

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