Archive for April, 2015

Photo Friday: A new look at photographic cliché.

April 24, 2015

Here’s a subject I’ve been thinking about for a video, and I just posted it on NaturallyPhotographic on YouTube.  Thanks to Instagram, Twitter, and other equally prominent social media sites, many of the photographs we grew up loving have become common, and everyday; shots like sunrises, sunsets, and food.

With such a subject saturation, both amateurs and professional photographers have started to steer clear of subjects that could still have so much potential.  The question is, how can you take a photograph of, say, a sunrise, and still give it something special?  Today’s photograph is my response to that.  It is a simple answer that is more simple than it seems.  Introduce a new element that isn’t found in other photographs.

In my case, I chose to use The Spring Point Light sillouhetted against the sunrise, with a tanker floating nearby, waiting to enter Casco Bay.  This not only adds interesting elements, but it also gives you a sense of location, and time of day.

Before I start rambling, here is the link to my channel to see the video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2IaJTvV8u1BwIJbu3kc5oA Check it out, and here is the picture, I hope you all enjoy.

Spring Point 2

I even did the wide angle

Spring Point 1

Photo Friday: Color Me Puzzled

April 17, 2015

When I was in first grade, I had a 24 day flu.  During the recovery I had a lot of time to watch tv, and do a ton of puzzles.  Since 1976, when I received my first camera, I have tried to take pictures that were not only beautiful, but could be made into challenging puzzles.  I tried contacting Milton Bradley, but they told me they only use photos taken by employees.  What that means is that I am now sitting on thousands of photos that can be used as good puzzles, until I get the right idea how to proceed.

Today’s photograph is one such picture I took this week, as the backdrop for my new phone.  I didn’t realize my phone takes full size, high resolution, pictures, and once I saw it I knew this would be the most challenging puzzle picture I have taken, to date.

I hope you all enjoy it.

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