“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style”- Author Unknown
Klaus Rossler © copyright 2011
Sometimes something catches your eye, unexpected, often mundane, an everyday object. But its the light that makes all the difference, turns the trivial into something special. Sometimes you take a shot, not expecting too much, but often it turns out nicely, or – even really different. That’s the thing about digital technology – besides the fact that a lot of people, unfortunately, become sloppy and rely on happy accidents (500 shots and 495 in the trash) – we take more risks, experiment more – because there is no costly film wasted. So – doing odd things, like taking shots in (almost) complete darkness, in the rain, jerk the camera around while exposing, or – simply photograph things that are not spectacular, often overlooked. Usually I don’t bother explaining subject matter – it’s up to you to explore and perceive, asking ‘how’ is it, instead of ‘what’ is it. But here is a bit of explanation – top to bottom:
1)’Tropical Winter’…emerged in spring time – 2)Leaf floating over rocks…November stuff – 3)A perfect reflection caught the eye – 4)Pine Bark and moss…textures, without a focal point – 5)”Neurons”…a multi exposure, while turning the camera (branches against the sky) – 6)Reflections of trees and grass at the shore, from the canoe…almost impressionistic – 7)Another multi exposure of a metal staircase, against the sky – 8)An old door…cool colour and texture – 9)A multi exposure of a gull in flight…see what your camera can do, take risk – 10)Another multi exposure of O’Boy, playing in the snow…if painters are allowed to leave reality behind, so are we – 11)Curtains floating in the breeze…always thinking abstract, seeing the elements – 12)The Garden umbrella, in the sun after a rain – 13)A young, abandoned eagle, raised by a neighbor on an island…a great opportunity to get real close – 14)Rainy night on the deck…playing with flash and fast shutter speed.
There you have it – happy exploring and experimenting!
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