"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are." Ernst Haas
While the title of this post may seem odd it seems perfectly normal to me during the winter months. If you've followed my blog for any length of time you probably know that I spend a lot of my winter time, when not outdoors, reviewing my past files looking for the overlooked. After loading new work into my computer I have the bad habit of selecting work that was exciting me at the time of capture. Because of this, and the fact that I do quite a bit of photography during the Spring to Fall time period, I spend the cold months finding "surprises" that either were different scenes or different versions, such as the above, of a similar season.
This incredible storm had been building on itself for a couple of hours, which gave me the opportunity shoot it from a couple of differing locations. This particular version is slightly before my immediate selection of a couple of years ago and displays the unusual peak that the other does not. As do many photographers, in situations like this, I take multiples of multiples to make sure I get changes of light, shadow and color as time advances. I also, as many of you know, go back time and again to locations for which I have a particular fondness. This particular site is ideal for the rising moon, sunrises, sunset (in the other direction), agriculture activities, rain puddles, etc.
Much of what I've learned is the result of the quality workshops and critiques given by Nikon Legend, Tony Sweet. The advice of repeatedly returning to locations different times, seasons and climatic situations came from Mr. Sweet. It's one of many pieces of advice that come from attending his workshops as well as having him critique my work in private sessions. It is my opinion that photography is like any other art form where learning never stops and there are a number of excellent professional photographers that offer the opportunity of "on the job training" in the workshops they provide as well as critique sessions that come with those opportunities.
Thank you for following my blog site and feel free to comment. Enjoy the season...for me I just know that Spring is just around the corner!
Other sites where you can find my work:
Summer Wind Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa http://www.summerwindgallery.com