About this blog title

I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

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.

All photos and text contained in this blog are copyright Gary Walts 2010
Also, please visit my web site at: www.garywalts.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leav comments and suggestions about this blog and how I maght improve it. Thanks, Gary Walts