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!