Same Place — Different View
You will see from the header that as we enjoy spring, I am still back in fall for the Same Place – Different View for our students. I am hoping to catch up, but things always seem to get in the way. Life! Work!
The Students’ Gallery for New England has been posted, so you can check that out, too.
We always head to my favorite waterfall on the first afternoon, so it is doubly challenging for our participants who are just getting their feet wet, in this case, both figuratively and literally, as we had heavy rain.
Linda, whose small embroidered pieces are in museum collections, chose to have the falls set off a subtle, lone tree, while Barbara, who loves impressionism, focused on the patterns at the base of the falls.
At one of the local farms, Todd did his shot before the sunrise, when the early light was tinging the edges of the clouds. Kristin waited until the sun slipped up over the hills and cast a rich glow over everything.
We went down the hill to thank our host and do some more photography. Don found an old relic somewhat hiding in one of the barns, while John worked with the reflections in the small farm pond.
At another location, we challenged our participants to do details of fall color. Jennifer found a delicate branch of Maple leaves and focused on a few, letting the other form a lovely backdrop. Myrna got waylaid by some mushrooms that she photographed in various ways, again, using a shallow depth of field to set them off.
There is a barn that sets down way below the road, offering a different viewpoint from most New England Barns. Laura chose to set the barns off in the little, adjacent pond, showing the overlapping hills leading down to it, while Wes turned his into a black and white and gave hints of other things in the barnyard.
Each pair was done from the same place, but what different effects and approaches the participants chose!
It is a reminder to us all when we go out to look for other ways of photographing a subject. Make it yours!
Meanwhile, for those who want to join us in New England, we are heading to a different area, another area I know well and that has produced many published photographs for me. This workshop tends to sell out early, so don’t wait too long if you want to join us.
If you enjoy our blog(s) …
Please SUBSCRIBE. It’s easy to do by clicking on the appropriate link at the top of the right column.
Comments on the blog are always encouraged and welcome.
We also hope you will LIKE this and SHARE this blog with those interested in photography by clicking on the buttons below. We also hope you will check out these links: