Today I was out walking with Charlie and the air was cold, there was silence all around and the sun was coming up. I just loved the solitude with the hint of a warm day coming. I took two exposures one that accentuate the sky, and one that accentuate then ground. I made my final exposure, a balance between both of them. Charlie and I walked on.
I do read all my comments but I don’t always reply to them, often because I don’t know how to express my answers in a fashion that would do credit to the person that wrote them. Yesterday A friend, Glenn, commented that he sees the world in colour and it got me thinking. Glenn is a great photographer and his images are far more complex and wonderful than just seeing in colour. Unfortunately many photographers are not so skilled. They often think they see but they don’t perceive and without that they can’t imagine. Picture in your mind a warm summer day, a soft breeze, a babbling brook and birds chirping and you come along a beautiful trillium. You photograph the flower and the final image isn’t how you remember it. Why? The photograph can’t capture the warm summer day, a soft breeze, a babbling brook and birds chirping all the things that encouraged you in the first place to take the picture. When you see a scene you have to be well aware of what you want the subject to be. Then you have to imagine how you want it to look. Finally you must use all your skills to achieve this end.
We are only touched by Hurricane Sandy in a very mild way and for that we are thankful. We are experience high feeder winds into the storm and a very mild amount of rain.That being said, and the fact that it is high tide we do have some buildings on the edge of trouble. At the end of our property is an old fish stores located on a beach with that we walk Charlie on. Todays was not a walk on the beach day but a look and marvel at nature day. Even in its worse there can be a harsh beauty to a storm.
The original of this image was all light colours as the sun had bleached out all the wood in both the foreground and the background. It really did look like a place that time had forgotten so why not run with that?
Sea to See
To day Doreen and I drove down to the Aspotogan Peninsula and we saw this beautiful little shanty at Blandford. It was owned by the Dynns and while I was shooting the outside a care pulled into the Dynns’ drive and a lady stopped and shouted across the road, “Please feel free to make your self at home and go in and she how I have decorated it.” Well you don’t have to invite me twice and when I entered my jaw hit the ground, it was beautiful! This all goes to show you that Nova Scotians are such wonderfully hospitable people!
Inside the Dynns’ Sea to See
These two were taken on an early morning walk with Charlie. Fog was lifting and it was strong backlighting and this sucked almost all the colour our of these images.