Sunday, October 2, 2011

Autumn colours

In the brisk autumn air, the midday sun passes through the yellowing leaves causing them to glow brightly.  Standing before them, camera in hand, I listen to the rustling sounds and watch the twinkling of light passing between the leaves.  I imagine the camera perspective; shutting down my senses and seeing with only my eyes.  What I "see" does not do justice to the experience; it lacks movement and sound; there is no feeling from the sun flickering as it passes through the leaves.  I decide that I will capture this in a different way.  I raise my camera, meter the light, set exposure and then heavily defocus the image to capture the essence rather than the literal image.  The result is a soft glowing abstract image that conveys the feeling of the experience and the warmth of autumn colours.

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