Thursday, 31 July 2014

At the front gate



Part of photography, maybe a large part, is being at the right place at the right time to get the shot, paired with technique which is as we know a never ending learning curve...like, get all of the subject in your frame girl and try to make it level! I am still working on to taking time to compose a shot while working against changing light but the other week I was lucky enough to capture the flame of a sunset in a Victorian era cottage window.




The other thing I have been doing is experimenting with macro flower shots by going out in the early morning, getting some dandelions and photographing them at home instead of crouching down in cold wet grass. Makes for an easier subject but is it cheating? Or is it a step toward creating art?





Opinions welcome and have a good weekend,
Val.

18 comments:

  1. I don't think there is "cheating" when it comes to taking pictures or making art. If you like to shoot the dandelions at home, more power to you! In fact, it looks like you've been successful with your technique. :) I really like the way your photo turned out.
    Love the colorful house with the colorful sky too!

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  2. Great shots ..... I don't think you are "cheating". Photography is just what you like it to be :)

    Happy weekend!

    Irene

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  3. What is cheating? Artists at all time have used whatever means have been necessary to get the effect they want, so just go on cheating :-)

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  4. Its not cheating when your aim was to get a macro shot. You did well too. Neat capture of the sunset.

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  5. Beautiful capture of a fiery sunset, wonderfully framed by the window.

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  6. Photographs are photographs not matter where they are taken! great reflection shot. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Great sunset shot as well as a macro flower shot... nicely done...

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  8. A brilliant and very clever shot of the sunset, Val, and you have captured a perfect tree in there too. Your photography is becoming so professional. Love the detail in the dandelion, too.

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  9. Love the typical Australian sunset captured in the bay window.

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  10. The reflection of the sunset in the widow is quite impressive, and the house is so cute... Well done !

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  11. Very nice house and beautiful reflection of the sunset in the window, the macro is also very good!

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  12. Wow. Thank you everyone for your encouragement.

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  13. Great capture ~ right place, right time for a beautiful reflection and love your macro shot ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Nothing is cheating. Whatever the artist sees and however the artist captures it is art. Do what inspires you. The dandelion is very inspired

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  15. oh, wow, you captured the sun's blaze at just the perfect moment! also I love macros. for some reason unknown to me, I haven't captured any for quite some time. I better get busy, I guess.
    I agree with the others; any help to get a shot we want is part of being a photographer, I think,

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  16. How clever of you to take the dandelions home to shoot!

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  17. a step towards art I think. Developing the eye to see things others don´t :) Brigning them home gives you a lot of different opportunities for photography. Drop them in water, put them on a mirror. Lots of fun stuff to work with. Then...upload it to DAM next week. :)
    nfmemes.blogspot.com

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  18. Great sunset! Great idea to take the dandelions home and get the best shots possible!

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