Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Driving home on the Saturday that I made this photograph, the light and aerial drama was compelling enough to stop the car and set up the Pentax 67 kit.  As this view is of the WNW into the lowering sun, the polarizing filter would not have done a thing to bring out the values in the sky...but a Red 25A would! did.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I continue to photograph the places that are most familiar to me, because they are also the places whose variations I'm most sensitized to.  I would be surprised if one were to photograph a person he knew well only once.  Smiling, frowning, sympathetic, irritated, happy, sad, laughing, crying and an endless variety of other expressions are the stuff we all know about those with whom we share our lives. Why petrify only a single  moment?  Portraiture could be a dynamic portfolio. 

The landscape is also like that.  Sunny, cloudy, foggy, rainy, snowy, icy, and the infinite nuances of each of those states recast and transfigure the natural world.  These two photographs, made a week apart, are of a willow by Round Lake that I've photographed often. I'm sure it will continue to be the subject of many photographs to come.