photograph by me: stained glass horizontal
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. – David Bailey – In “Face,” (London), Dec 1984.
Love this quote for a couple of reasons. First reason is because I think photography gets short changed as a real expression of art. Obviously the actual process clicking the shutter on the camera to take a photo isn’t as time consuming as is the process of painting a piece of art. Yet the quote is absolutely true to photograph you have to learn how to see what is there and find its intrinsic beauty. The process of learning to see what is there and composing a shot can be quite time consuming. The difference between a good photo and a snapshot comes in the composing and seeing.
photographs by me: lanterns and the district door
A second reason is because of my pier. It truly amazes me that one single ordinary subject can with the right amout of attentiveness to the light, exposure settings, the tides, the reflections positioning of a camera and the composition of the shot can produce so many unique and varied beautiful images.
photographs by me: (above) lone photographer (left)hb beach life