Photography - The ultimate expression of a moment in time.
Photography did not start as a result of looking for a career where I could earn a living. Instead more of a way to capture with quality some of the beautiful places and people I meet along the way of my adventures. My current passions lie in portrait and landscape photography. Some by need and some just by wanting to absorb as much of the beauty life has to offer. My son, also an actor found himself in constant need for updated photographs due to his growing 6 inches in a year. One thing led to another and I find myself fully equipped for studio photography as well as outdoor. One of the things I love about photography is you never quite master it as even the greats know there is one more shot out there they can capture that will up level their ability. I love that challenge.
My technical background helped me through the complicated aspects of all that modern digital photography has to offer.. I'll be honest, I don't know that i would have had the patience for film photography.. Perhaps that is my instant IT background that does that. The digital age comes with additional complexities as a photo is never quite done until it has hit the computer at one level or another. I don't like to over edit photos but rather do my best to insure what I saw is what ended up recorded.
That is actually me on the bike so I obviously didn't take the picture. Photo credit goes to Simon Thomas a good friend of mine where we were taking turns shooting each other.
I'm amazed with night photography and what you can capture in the dead of night. The above picture was taken at midnight while the astral photo was taken around 1am. The moon was so bright in Cancun that night that the shadows made it appear as if it were daylight.
The art, is neither instant nor black and white.. In fact, we find our depth in the shadows.. both in pictures and in life. Capturing those shadows is what makes a photograph a work of art. This is also not something you master in a day... I will forever be working on my skills and my work. And to that I am grateful.
To me there is something captivating about trains. They are so big and so heavy and so powerful yet they are unwavering in their direction.. They just move along down the tracks, clicking clack.
Night photography seems to be something I'm drawn to.. This was taken in my neighborhood and it seems at night all is far more interesting.