How is this different from other aspects of photography for me? Comparing this to the intention of taking a photo, and then to seeing a subject, exploring a subject is off the charts, in my mind. Those other two aspects are so automatic for me, and have been since I think I had my first camera. There is just something magical that happens inside me when I purposely explore through the lens. This is similar to that zone we get into when my artist/girl/friends and I gather to paint or collage. When a couple hours have past we finally look at the clock and wonder where the time went.
By the time I was finished and had photographed this image of the locomotive with the sunset reflected on the side, I had become a child at heart once again, in love (so to speak) with the glamor, the power, the adventure, and the story book quality of the old locomotive. I’d like to think that is reflected in this image.
Looking at the different aspects of photography, making notes about each phase and what it holds for me personally has been quite an adventure in itself. The most interesting, surprising thing was to see how it all melds together. The intention to photograph leads to seeing a subject which can lead to exploring that subject if you so choose. And reviewing the images and editing them all impacts the end result – whether the image is framed and hung on a wall or posted on the web. Understanding the images may be the hardest thing to put into words, but I find that once I do that I’m able to share here with all of you.
(Posted for my weekly assignment in the Find Your Eye Course)