Thursday, March 25, 2010
Day Twentythree: Doorknobs
Working for a newspaper is a great way to become a good photographer. That's because you are asked to photographe a great many things you would never do on your own. Consequently you develop your eye and sense of composition with an understanding of how your equipment works and you can just about make anything into an interesting photo. The setting Sun illuminating this doorknob got my interest. The low angle of the light brings out the texture of the paint on the door. The warm colors of the light also adds a touch. Then the silouette and the out of focus highlights add yet more visual interst.
There are several artists whose work has had an influence on my eye, that is, how I see the world. Among them are
Andrew Wyeth. I love the light in his paintings and the textures, and his weather beaten, worn, stark subject matter. I just love it.
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