Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Concrete Bridge Support
Some feel that photographing a two dimensional surface isn't real photography. Certainly lighting is less important but noticing the detail is essential and recognizing that you can do something with the detail and that when suitably cropped it starts to make an interesting composition is certainly an artistic skill. That the end result looks more like a painting than a photograph doesn't in my opinion matter.
I certainly don't expect everyone or even the majority of people to like the image above, yet my wife was immediately enthusiastic and one of my patients, herself an artist and budding photographer was keen too.
If you generally like the images that I show and don't like this one, it may be worth coming back to now and again. It might be worthwhile asking yourself why you don't like it. Perhaps you could break down the characteristics of a good photograph and decide whether this has any of those attributes. I don't think this is a great image, but I'm happy with it and just maybe there's something in it for you too.
Comments, raspberries and others are welcome.