Sunday, September 29, 2013

Disappointng day for photography...

This past Saturday Lib and I went to Charlottesville, Virginia to a Curry Club meeting. We at an Indian cuisine meal at the Milan restaurant and reminisced about days in India. After our meeting we planned to go up to the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and take some pretty Fall pics. My photo equipment was a Canon Rebel Ti and an iPhone with the 7 ios installed. The problem was there was scarcely any sunlight to illuminate the scenery and the foliage was not as far along on the ridges as I anticipated. At some of the overlooks favored by both amateurs and professionals it was just disappointing. Beside the obvious panoramic mountain scenery that can be overpowering at the right moment, there were other less obvious possibilities that several of us were trying to capture; a skeletal dead tree with arms stretched to the sky (can be artsy with a deep blue or red sunset sky for background), a clump of colorful leaves that invite close examination when processed at home with Picasso, and or a rock face or formations that can be an abstract texture study with the dead vines that are attached.. When the sun is out the possibilities are almost infinite. When it is overcast it really takes time and genius to see potential the rest of us miss.

2 comments:

Philip said...

We went up Sunday late morning - nice bright sunlight, but the big disappointment, like you and others, was the lack of color - maybe in two weeks it will be at its peak. Still we've had no frost either.

Bill Kinzie said...

Let me know when you think it's peaking!