Thursday, November 20, 2008

What It Felt Like
Ask any photographer and they will tell you that they have often been asked, "Is that what it looked like?" when showing one of their favorite pictures. The answer, of course, is, "It's what I saw and how it felt." As winter closes in on us (it is 20F outside this morning), I find myself going through and fiddling with some of my old images. Sometimes I cannot remember how it felt when I first captured them, but I know how they feel now when I look at them.
Sometimes it is a pretty straight forward process. The beauty of the Greenland sticks and their random arrangement was what I saw. After cropping and blurring everything else, I got the image to how it felt.

I tend to see natural woods (and most scenery) in black and white. B&W takes away the distraction of the pretty colors and focuses on form, texture and contrast. But even I get some bad mushrooms in my soup once in a while and find myself just playing around.

I will be doing postings like this throughout the winter on days I am not hibernating. I will attempt to emphasis images related to paddling, but you never know.

Paddle safe...

DS

3 comments:

Ron said...

When I first saw the top photo on your Nov 19th post, I wondered how it would "feel" if it where black and white. Nice work!

Silbs said...

Thanks, Ron. I will give it a try.

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

awesome doc...