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...
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 -
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lousat (76754) 2014-09-02 5:30
Hi Geo,your note are very interesting,in effect i live a lot of sensation like what i can read in your note when i'm taking a pic.And this composition is truly beautiful too,i'm not a fan of black and white but i agree when used in a correct situation and scenery like your.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Gerrit (47886) 2014-09-02 5:47
good to see so many old friends are still visiting this site,
Beautiful composition in B&W with the aloë so prominent in the fg.
berek (38396) 2014-09-02 8:54
creative work and very good result. i like your yhis B&W composition.
Energysavingelk (1207) 2014-09-02 11:25
a daring idea to transfer this theme full of brilliant colour into B&W.
But well done.
A great job - and a good commentary!
Regards from Rhineland
mesutilgim (84216) 2014-09-02 12:11
Very nice b&w capture with perfect graphical effect.
Enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Tue (27696) 2014-09-04 13:51
You captured a very nice and tranquil mood here. Good inclusion of the plant in the foreground, the B&W works very well for it. Well seen and thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-08-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-02 5:11