My last article brought a certain amount of controversy, so I post the next in the series with some trepidation
I did take to heart some of your suggestions, so let me be clear about what this little article is: it is a brief look into the why of what was going on in my head when I chose the subject to shoot along with a few technique tips of how I took the shot. It's a mix of a little photography philosophy and a few technique tips for framing and producing pleasing, complimentary bokeh. I realize that there is a broad ability range on this message board, as there is in the greater audience of the people that visit my site. I in no way am trying to be offensive or even self-promotional with this series; I want to help people. A few of you seem offended by that, and, if you are, then please disregard this thread and move on to something that is
interesting for you.
Here's a little snippet of what the article is about, and if you want to read more...click through.
"Why I Took the ShotWinter came early this year, and shows no signs of being in a hurry to leave. It has been a hard one. Cold, bleak, and with heavy storms. Winter at its best can be fabulously beautiful, but amongst all the seasons it is also most likely to come with a lot of dark, dreary days.
It doesn’t help that as winter sets in, most of the color gets leeched from the world. The trees are bare (other than the evergreens), and that, combined with frequently overcast skies, leaves the world a pretty bleak place. I often feel like the world has become monochrome. It seems at times like I am stumbling around the woods looking for something with just a hint of color to photograph. Desperate…..for…..color!!!
It is for this reason that I have a special place in my heart for the beech tree. It breaks the rules...
" to read more, click herehttp://dustinabbott.net/2014/02/how-and-why-i-took-the-shot-2-persistance/
Thanks for you time, and, I sincerely hope this helps someone...