Exhibit Selections – ep. 9

First snow of the season

Part of my goal in showing of the Yoga Tree in her best poses and finery, is to show how she adapts and stands proud across the seasons.  A lot of her best poses are during Winter, but, as most of my images are captured during the early morning, snow never shows up to the level that it does in today’s shot.

After a fairly light snowfall (this was at the beginning of a Winter of epic snowfall proportions), I took a drive by the lovely lady to find her thus…

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First Snow

As this was a little later than usual (about 10.47 local time), the light pattern is very different and shows off this light snow against the tree and her base rather nicely with some lovely blue tones and a cloud pattern that promises a great day.

Hope you have a great day as well!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.  This will be printed on Red River Polar Pearl Metallic paper to give a little extra pop to what is here already!

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!

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