“Blue Garden”

“We are all captives of the picture in our head – our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists. There is no common reality – only each individual’s reality, existing in each of our brains” Walter Lipmann                    

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One of those gray, overcast days …  great – the perfect light for outdoors, close-ups, flowers – especially after it rained. Perfect for really saturated colours, no harsh, distracting shadows – Bad weather is good weather! Here, the white-ballance on my camera turned out to be a bit on the blue side. It could be easily adjusted, but I actually liked it that way. No so-called common reality in the world should stop you from creating your own – like Seinfeld, being master of your domain  – creating your photo-graph. With a painting it’s almost always assumed that the artist changed and interpreted the subject. Alternatively, in photography we tend to believe that it is an exact recording of reality – nothing could be further from the truth. There is no common reality in the first place and chasing it is not only a waste of time, but also the end of creativity. If you want your sky to be green – green it is. And this is not a recent, digital trend. Since the invention of photography the trickery of pre- and post-processing has always been a major part of it. …try shooting through a piece of glass, smeared with vaseline…how about B&W, a major deviation from ‘reality’… Ansel Adams had no problem acknowledging his darkroom wizardry as a large part of his success. Let’s not be intimidated by fearful realists who lack imagination.

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3 responses to ““Blue Garden”

  • “Flowers” « Klaus Rossler-Blog

    […] posts under different titles, which I don’t want to use here again, e.g. B&W, Blue Garden) Why always show the whole flower? Why not get closer, more and more loosing it’s identity, […]

  • Klaus Rossler

    Hi Pat – what ever it is you do with YOUR image – it’s right, as long as you wanted it.

  • PatB

    Love your “Blue Garden”… absolutely delightful!

    I am, unfortunately, one of “those” caught up in the technicalities – the whites must be white and the colours true. There is a time and place for this still but it so often does not portray the feeling of your moment with the subject matter and instead brings disappointment.

    It was all I could do to let the snow shadows remain blue this winter but I was indeed more satisfied with the results.


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