Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Light is the essense

An old-timer in my old photo club in the seventies/eighties once was service/guard at an international exhibition we held (in Copenhagen), top-notch images from 20 countries.
One quiet evening he walked around and tried to determine what made all those photos so special that they had made it to the exhibition against a lot of hard competition. He concluded that it was the LIGHT which did it. The *light* was an essential factor, amidst all the great variety of subjects and style.

I guess it's not for nothing that photography means Drawing With Light.





(Click for big pic, please. Photos by TCGirl. These made me think of the importance of the light. Olympus E-M1, Panasonic 14-140mm. And these are unprocessed, that good are modern cameras and photographers.)

Update
As an aid to spot the bird in the highest branch, which indeed was very tiny in the frame: 


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like both of these photos for their composition as well as the lighting. When (at the posted size) I saw the tree next to the barn I felt that something was missing. I decided that the tree should have had a bird in it. I then opened to the larger size, zoomed in, and discovered that there IS a bird (Hawk) in that tree.

Remarkable.
Perfect!

Mr C said...

Where is it, amigo?

TC [Girl] said...

Thank you very much, Anon... A funny happenstance: I didn't notice the bird until I saw the image on my laptop, either!! I was too busy trying to compose and get off of the farmer's property!! And I couldn't tell what kind of bird it was but a Hawk makes perfect sense because we have a lot of those around here... :-)

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Mr. C: the image was taken in Oregon

Mr C said...

Maybe I took blindness pill today, I don't see the hawk.

Mr C said...

So is Portland really like Portlandia? Sort of weird neo-hippie place?

Russ said...

Mr. C: I think our annual naked bike ride encapsulates the spirit of Portland, OR (Bike City USA) best!

TC [Girl] said...

'The Dingle Berries/Butt [and other] Crack Run!!' Woot! Woot!! ;-) :-D I, actually, didn't know about that, Russ... I wonder if I should go and shoot that!! :-P Keep me posted, if you know when it's happening, please, Russ... :-)

Anonymous said...

The Hawk is on the tip of the tallest branch (where they are often found.

TC [Girl] said...

BTW, hoping no one was offended with what I wrote, in response to Russ' post; I, mostly, just think that it's funny to say the first item... It makes me think [of all things] of a PBS Kids' show, 'Dragon Tales,' w/all their talks about various berries in the Forest... Anyone who knows me, knows that I am just a fun-loving Goofball, but...that being said, I also don't mind deleting, if asked... :-) Hoping everyone is having a great day...

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, Anon.
I myself had to magnify the original to be sure, so to help mr. C and anybody else curious, I've posted a part blow-up now.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

TCG, I should hope that it would take more to offend the mature, intelligent readers here.

TC [Girl] said...

TCG, I should hope that it would take more to offend the mature, intelligent readers here.

Yes, I agree... People tend to be too serious, sometimes, though; I think it's healthy if we can laugh at ourselves, once in awhile, as well as have a friendly chuckle at the opposite sex... :-D