“An artist is not paid for his work but for his vision.” James Whistler
Have you ever noticed that in life some things can be so simple and at other times so hard? Well, it’s the same in art and especially photography. In the blog image the “simple” was that on an early morning this past Fall mother nature provided an absolutely beautiful morning sky with all the color nuances that come can come with sunrise. The complicated part or parts was knowing, 1) that this light would be fleeting and 2) I needed a subject or foreground anchor point to “fill in the blanks” of the story.
After racing up and down a county blacktop and passing this scene several times I finally got out of the truck and began working on position and elevation. The elevation part involved my standing on the tailgate and adding my tip toes to get high enough to show as much of the bin structures as possible. Of course the clouds were moving, the sun was rising and I was hurrying.
One other small dilemma was that as much as I wanted this scene to fit into my “Butler Brothers” collection of work I would have preferred that the yellow signage not be staring me in the face. I could clone them out, but decided they added to the overall image.
This was shot with a Canon 5D Mk II and, which might be a surprise to many, handled not as an HDR, but edited in the Photoshop’s CS6 RAW window and made it possible to bring the contrast in better range.
It’s a simple subject, simple composition and simply rural.
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