It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country. Most photographers would feel a certain embarrassment in admitting publicly that they carried within them a sense of wonder, yet without it they would not produce the work they do, whatever their particular field. It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual’s temperament and environment. - Bill Brandt - "
A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere. They are often momentary, chance-sent things: a gleam of light on water, a trail of smoke from a passing train, a cat crossing a threshold, the shadows cast by a setting sun. Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates. Leaving out of question the deliberately posed or arranged photograph, it is usually some incidental detail that heightens the effect of a picture – stressing a pattern, deepening the sense of atmosphere. But the photographer must be able to recognize instantly such effects.
- Bill Brandt*
* Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt, 2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983, was a German-British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his high-contrast images of British society, his distorted nudes and landscapes, and is widely considered to be one of the most important British photographers of the 20th century....etc..W...
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marabu61 (11331) 2012-09-27 14:04
a simple but effective composition with the bright postbox contrasting nicely with the flowers, all set in a simple frame.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-09-28 5:19
Ola Georgios ,
Gostei desta tua foto com esta caixa de correio amarela faz um bonito contraste com a parede branca , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (126690) 2012-09-28 8:41
Une note parfaitement exacte bien écrite
Le bon coup d'oeil ici, de cette boite au lettre jaune et du pot de fleurs rouge, qui fait un contraste intéressant et bien présenter dans un jeu ombre et de lumière, c'est original , bien vu
delpeoples (59844) 2012-09-30 2:42
A very pretty daily life scene. Everything seems to pictureseque and immaculate in your part of the globe. The colourful geranium was an instant eye-cather (I love flowers and plants) but the classical yellow letter box was the cherry on the cake.
Warm regards, kalispera
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-27 13:30