Reading and Applying

December 14, 2015  •  10 Comments

Since things are super busy here and I'm not out as much taking pictures I wanted to try a little project....for me and for all of you to comment on.  I just finished reading (at Jeanne's - Butterfly Tales recommendation) a photography book that is about composition and interpretation instead of the usual "technical" information that I tend to pick up.   I am very glad I did.   Now don't worry this book isn't all religious like but definitely gives a more spiritual connection to photography.   God Is At Eye Level (you can find it used pretty inexpensive - so check out Abebooks.com) has some wonderful photographs and thoughts.  Most of the photos are indeed of people but I love the explanations she has about obtaining those.   Why?

I'm not all that keen on people pictures.   I'm really awkward meeting new folks much less asking to do photographs.  I do however do some on the sly (love telephoto) and I feel those capture the best emotions.  I definitely need to give myself an assignment to do more people work though as it would't hurt at all! The other part though is the spirit and feeling I am giving through my photos that are not of people.   So thought provoking indeed and honestly I needed that.  I am very self critical of my photos in a technical manner but am also finding I shoot a lot and very many that I trash, aren't even for technical reasons but because they don't make me "feel" anything when I pull them off the camera.   Yet I took the shot anyway.....hmmm not spending much time feeling before shooting me thinks.   Hazard of digital I believe.   I'm bad about shoot lots and sort out later and there are an equal amount that I find as surprises too!   Balance people!

So I want to post some archived photos in this next week or so and let you all tell me what you felt or saw in the photos at an emotional level.  Even "nothing" is a fair comment.....Then I'll try to put into words in the subsequent post what I felt when I took them.  Fair enough?   No worries I won't do more than a couple at a time.   (No, I'm not looking to up my comments numbers, I truly want you all to be part of my journey to some better photos!)

Here is the first one!   

 


Comments

Linda(non-registered)
Love knows now bounds...from youth to old age together is one.

Linda
Lori(non-registered)
It says long time love and caring to me. It wasn't very warm that day, but here's this elderly couple who still enjoy fresh sir, and still enjoy each other's company. Gives me hope for my own future!
diane(non-registered)
It does evoke emotion, tells a story and keeps the viewer engaged...all elements for a good photo. It conveys a feeling of love and caring. The Depth of field id great. In composition I think it would look better without the walker...it tends to distract the eye from the main subject but I understand you couldn't go and move it so well done.
Robin(non-registered)
There is no word to describe this inner comfortableness couples who have been together for a long time share. Through good times and bad . . . in sickness and in health . . .
Far Side(non-registered)
togetherness even in the wind and if one of them is slower and unsteady:)
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