After yesterday’s print having no snow, but still providing a wintry feel, today’s image has snow on the ground and just the first hint of sunrise.
This is an image from 2015, the Winter that many New Englanders would like to forget, but will talk about for centuries to come 🙂 Other than the weather, there’s nothing better than talking about the weather over a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee; after all, we all remember those days when we had to walk to school through the snow, up hill both ways!
The first glimpses of the Sun are showing on the horizon, giving the landscape a bluish tinge
I actually had to wait for the first rays of the Sun to get to the horizon, as I had arrived early enough to beat sunrise to the location. It was a bit of a waiting game, as I wanted to make sure that I got some interest from the clouds in the image, as they were working their way out of it.
Hope your day is full of energy and vitality!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app in HDR mode. This image will be printed on Red River Polar Pearl paper to give it just a bit more pop!
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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4 thoughts on “Exhibit Selections – ep 11”
God this is beautiful Frank. I love the sunrise, there is an enlivening energy about it, isn’t there? I have 2 phone mtgs today, and this photo really helps set my intention for vibrancy and rebirth. Apropos for the mtg topics. Thx. 🙂
Thank you, Debbie! There is a re-energizing power with each sunrise. Have fun in your meetings!
I love this one! My favourite time of day. 🙂