Exhibit Selections – ep. 8

Redux or plain?

A late post for a Sunday, as I’m finally getting to doing some more editing (and a bit of guitar practice) on what is an otherwise very relaxed day (i.e. not doing much, other than watching sports and getting in a 4-mile walk).

As I’m editing the image titled Sunrise Streaks, I’ve come up with an alternate treatment that I think might strike a chord with some viewers, so I’m hitting you up for your opinion on which version you like best…

Redux or original?

Sunrise Streaks (redux)
2014-12-30 07.47.47 HDR-1
Sunrise Streaks

This image was the result of my eye catching the cloud formations in the sky and the wonderful lines that were created by them.  With the amount of warmth in the sky, I wanted to let the Sun peek around the edge of the Yoga Tree, which I knew would create a bit of lens aberration; I actually like this aberration, as it lends a bit of distortion to what could become a very sterile scene, if everything were perfect.

A bit of weird logic from my warped mind, but I like taking a different view of the world from time to time.

Hope you like one of these…

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app. Post processing in PhotoShop added a bit of Rusted Grunge with Topaz ReStyle.

Author: jansenphoto

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. Universal Connections 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!

8 thoughts on “Exhibit Selections – ep. 8”

  1. The first one looks more professional – the clarity and colours, but the second one gives me more of a feel of being there. So I like both!

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