Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Thursday, December 8, 2016
A Shaky Perspective
I had an interesting
lesson today in perspective. No... not the kind we need when
drawing... but the “It is all how you look at it” kind. Maybe a
better word would be 'Perception.' Either way, I found it very
interesting and eye opening.
Today had been a
snowy and rainy day and when I came home from work, it was quite
dark. I was struck by the beauty of a plant that was covered in ice
and reflecting light from a nearby flood lamp. So... of course I had
to photograph it!
I tried my best to
hold the camera still. I even used a tripod. I tried different
cameras, using both my Canon Rebel t5 and the Sony Cybershot. I was
hoping for an image that showed the icy plant as clear as possible.
With my hands
hurting from arthritis (aggravated by the cold) it is sometimes
difficult to hold the camera steady. When photographing wildlife I
use a monopod (my tripod is designed so one leg can be removed) which
helps quite a bit.
Here is an image of
the plant as close to what I was trying to achieve.
And here is where it
I like the
I find them very
beautiful and artistic.
So perhaps striving
for perfection should be occasionally set aside and let nature (and
health) do what it will.
It is almost as if
nature is providing her own holiday lights!