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Introspectives #18

One of the methods of training the eye as a photographer is to pick a spot and view it via the camera from many aspects and perspectives, taking a few shots whenever.
boating lake seat in winter - regent's parkSolitary seat by the winter boating lake –  I tried to capture the feeling that drew me here in the first place which aside from the scenic outlook was warm shelter with winter sun pinpointing the details – as so often happens however with my shots, this did not include the sky!boating tree in winter - regent's parksecondary to the strong outline of this lakeside tree, aimed for the the congruence between distant bobbing gulls and the tiny white blossoms on a winter plum – it takes a keen eye – click to enlarge!boating lakes reeds in winter - regent's parkreed screen and distant willows give a toasty cast to an otherwise monotonic winter grey – I should have swung left slightly more to exclude the overhanging branch – tried to crop out except that  compromised the aspect ratio too much. A recurring fault of mine – not paying enough attention to the outer parts of the frameboating lake winter reed detail - regent's park
camera-in-hand I did quite well in capturing close-up details of these seedheads – seemingly for the first time I notice how much the vicissitudes of the seasons tear many of them from the stems whilst others seem untouched

Postscript: The header shot in mirrored perspective proved ideal for my photoart – reeds in winter

INTROSPECTIVE SERIES IS THINKING OUT LOUD AS I AIM TO IMPROVE AND LEARN MORE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. THE IMAGES ARE NOT ALWAYS FOR SHOW –  FEEDBACK WELCOME.

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playing with photography @ eljaygee whilst Tell Tale Therapy has a weakness for words

8 thoughts on “Introspectives #18

  1. I have the same problem with extraneous detail creeping in. Although sometimes it adds atmosphere. I love the reeds and willow shot, very atmospheric.

  2. I quite like the branch creeping into the corner – reminds me that there’s so much more outside the frame.

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