Monday, November 12, 2007

Must be that trasition from Fall to Winter

For some reason, I've just never been able to get inspired about photography in the transition from autumn to winter. I love the fall colors and the anticipation that builds when you realize that summer is over and the change to winter is here. But right now, the leaves are gone and there is no snow. Everything is just tan.

I haven't been using my camera much lately for creative purposes. I volunteer at my daughters school doing their yearbook. So my camera has been busy, it just not a great creative outlet. Also, those aren't pictures I can share on the Internet without getting model releases...way to much of a hassle.

I noticed that I haven't posted anything for a while here. I've been taken photographs for a long time and only blogging the last few months. So I might just take this opportunity to post some pictures from the past that I really liked.

This one is from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. I took a bunch of pictures here in standard tourist mode, but was travelling with a co-worker that didn't mind waiting for creativity to happen.

I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Jefferson and wanted to capture a picture of him that reflected that. To get this picture, I exposed the picture for maximum detail of the bronze statue. This caused the entire background to wash out. I also chose this angle as it helped to make him stand tall and proud. From the perspective of the viewer, you know you are looking up to him.

If you read this and think...Man are you missing out on some great fall photos....why don't you...please fill in the blanks in the comments!

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