Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Photographic seeing is different

Seeking serendipity
It's true. Photographers see the world differently. It's hard to explain how we see things. The example above together with the explanation below may help to understand what goes on in my brain when making an image.

The wall with it's artwork set the stage. People passed by. I took several images. Then this guy paused for awhile with his tablet.

I thought it would be cool if I could link him, compositionally, to someone passing in the sunlight in the background. Then along came this lady. She shaded her eyes looking for someone up the street.

I waited and pressed the shutter, and every element came together in the frame. The woodwork forms frames within the frame. The tail shadows and alignment of feathers of the parrot echo the light and angle of the lady's leg. There's an interesting dynamic and angles around the man and the lady. They are together and yet separate. Even the butterfly painted on the wall behind the man's head creates a quirky detail.

An extremely precise and detailed composition in 1/400th of a second. Serendipity. Yes. But serendipity that I sought and worked hard to make happen.

You comments are most welcome and I hope you'll stick with me as I dust off my slightly neglected blog and start publishing more regularly again. Look back at previous articles. There's a wealth of content to discover here.

Many thanks,
Paul
www.indigo2photography.com
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