Thursday, January 8, 2009

red and yellow

Today there was more going on in my brain than in front of the camera. Tom Azzarello, a wonderful photographer, spent time explaining apertures, f-stops, 35mm (36mm really) film, tungsten light, white light, ISO’s and more. (He teaches a photography class at John A Logan on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the early afternoon.)

I truly want to understand photography, the physics of it, in order to understand how to take a picture. One of my frustrations with photography is that I see an image, and I cannot reproduce that image (as I perceive it) on film. For example, the orange roots from Tuesday’s picture appeared almost neon-orange to me when I saw them: they were shocking. I am not sure if I conveyed that in the photograph, but that is what I am striving for.

I hope to show what I find fascinating and beautiful through my photography. Our Universe is truly an incredible place. I want to be aware of its magnificence. As I was saying to Tom today, “It is mind-blowing what the camera, or the eye for that matter, can do!” To which Tom said, “Tell me about it! I find everything mind-blowing! Even Kleenex!”

So, today’s picture is of some red and yellow pipes at the SIU Rec Center. Love the brightness of these colors!

1 comment:

  1. This is an awesome picture. The non-color (but with bunches of tones) and complex up-down geometry of the top half contrasts with the beautiful range of hue (but just two colors) of the big pipes. These go from big to little, receding into the center--I'll stop--you have such an eye!