I’m back on the blog!
In most of my previous posts, I would write a bit about the photo- where I took it, or how I took it or processed it. I would then follow with the technical details of the shot.
I’m going to change this format up and now simply talk about the photo- why I took it, or why I like it, or what it is supposed to say. I will bring up technical details if they are relevant, but I’ve spent the past few months trying to think less technically and more artistically, so my posts will reflect that.
The image above was taken at a park in Lexington, Kentucky called McConnell Springs. It’s in kind of an industrial area but once you walk back into the park you wouldn’t know it. This is the start of the Town Branch, a small river that runs through Lexington. It actually goes underground a few times between here and the main part of the river.
I really like the shape of this image. If you look from bottom to top, you see a series of ascending triangles, or maybe chevrons (^) going up to the top. The light lifts your eyes down the creek and up to the sky. The shapes in the creek help with this as well. You can also see one V shape from the top corners coming down to about the middle of the frame. This causes an X shape in light that draws your eyes to the middle of the frame. Finally, we have this filtering of red light on the left side of the frame that hits green in the middle and right of the frame. Red and green are a highly satisfying combination of colors.
I hope you’ll continue to join me on Fridays as I share my art with you. Also, please comment on this post or on social media so that we can discuss this and other works together.
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Happy Memorial Day from GSDP!
Last weekend, I was able to cross another State Park off my list. I recently discovered Seven Lakes State Park while planning our summer road trip and when I realized how close it was, I had to check it out! There are 230 acres of water at the park and a big draw is Big Seven Lake and the recreation that goes along with it. There are also 4 miles of hiking trails around the lakes to explore around the lake. This is a gorgeous park and I can’t wait to go back!
About the Photo:
This photo was taken on one of the hiking trails around the lake. I love how the light was coming in during Magic Hour (about an hour before sunset) and I had to capture it! This was a single RAW exposure with basic edits done in Lightroom. To figure out when Magic Hour is, visit Golden-Hour.com.
Nikon D3100 with 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, handheld
May 22, 2016
The posting of the photos that I took while on vacation continues this week, and we are back to Silver Lake State Park near Mears, MI.
We were at Silver lake on this sort of blustery, cold day, where rain was imminent. Really, it was actually snow that was imminent, but we didn’t know that yet. Overall, that week’s weather had been pretty nice for the first week in April, but the upcoming weekend was about to teach us a lesson, and that lesson was to not assume that spring had arrived just yet.
About the photo:
This beach, near the Little Sable lighthouse, had some really cool driftwood; this one was my favorite piece. Unlike the picture I posted a few weeks ago, where I had enhanced the light beams, these ones are straight out of the camera.
Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
April 9, 2016