Today is forecasted to be a rather hot day, here in New England, so I thought it might be nice to put up a sunrise reminder of cooler days, just over two years ago.
On a day, when we know that we’ll be tested in our ability to deal with the heat, we can spare a moment to remind ourselves of days when cool times were appreciated for their beauty. We know they shall return!
Let’s enjoy this day!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and some minor adjustments in Instagram.
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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6 thoughts on “Saturday’s Sunrise – pt 2”
I love the play of light and shadows 🙂
I would like to invite you to my monthly blog party which is taking place at the moment. It’s a lovely opportunity to connect with other awesome bloggers like you and I hope to see you. The party link is titled, Summery blog party live link…Regards, Jacqueline
Beautiful, Frank! I took a pause to take in the beauty of this photo. Funny, because I live in NY (for now), and I’m visiting Los Angeles – and it’s hotter in NY today than in LA! 🙂 Blessings.
Thank you, Debbie! Yes, with global warming those types of weather patterns will become more the norm over time.