Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Finding My Eye: What Draws Me to Photograhy

From a Snapshot to a Photograph

photo credit: Mallory Huizenga
I think the first time I realized that I took a photograph instead of a snapshot was after a day outing with our, then toddler daughter, to a State Park beach. This was not a beach of glistening sunbathers in sometimes awkward looking swimsuits. This was a beach of gentle windswept sand dunes and majestic  deep blue skies, with bleached gray driftwood logs scattered upon the sand. Those logs providing a place to sit and watch the beautiful gray-green water lap the pebbled shore.

What drew me to those photos once they came back from the developer, was the color. The intoxicating colors of nature. There I have said it, what I love about photography is color; bright colors, soft colors, black and white and my new favorite sepia, I LOVE them all.

One of my favorites from this past fall. I love the pop of the yellow berry.

*entry #2 to my photo journal for Kat Sloma's class: Find Your Eye.




11 comments:

  1. Love love your yellow berry shot.. I find that I'm totally in love with photography the longer I do it ..,,

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  2. I love the yellow of the berry and blue of the sky - two of my favorite colors together. Very nice!

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  3. Like your point of view with the yellow berry in all the greyish and a great DOF.

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  4. i love how you have focused on the berry...leaving a soft haze or blurriness at the edges & in the background. it is a truly lovely photograph!

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  5. Such a little berry but a big part of the photo. Nice capture.

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  6. I love that one yellow berry and how it plays off the blue sky. Lovely!

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  7. Lovely pop of yellow! Liking the texture of the plants too!

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  8. I do love that yellow berry! It's a surprise in the photograph, much like the surprise of your discovery of photography as an expressive art that day on the beach. I love the way you are answering this question. :)

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  9. It looks like you and I have a common interest in nature photography. I'm amazing at the beautiful colors and the fascinated shapes that nature has! That pop of yellow is fantastic!!

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  10. Color is a great draw! Love how you've captured and highlighted the berry in this shot.

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