Everyone warming up a little, stretch those arms, lighten that gear bag and get framing, springs arrived, I don’t care if its not quite true yet and It’ll probably snow next week, but in the meantime… woot.
From the London Docklands, NE quarter.
I shot these three after a quick wander with a mate last week, a take away coffee, a beer in a public house and a few shots to feed the passion; now that’s what I really like to do, no rush, no subject and no aims , armed only with a camera and an imagination to enjoy the art of photography.
Strangely, although I often shoot with friends, my photography is a very private thing, this applies to many photographers I feel, my friends certainly feel the same way. Shooting with them is not a matter of conversation and gossip but one of inspiration and infectious creativeness, its all excitement and application, no one subject goes unexplored and many get the full treatment. As any experienced photographer will tell you, there are photo opportunities at every step, its spotting them that’s the tricky bit. And even if you do spot them, can you frame and compose them to work for you as a photograph, and if you can, would the light be better on another day, or is the moment disappearing as you look, and if it is, why haven’t you taken the shot yet…. Is it in focus, with the creative DOF you want or not, is it the right exposure and have you effectively framed and composed the scene to make it work…
So, have you, have you taken that shot yet?
I did, and so did my friends and its afterwards when you view each others shots you start to understand the various different perspectives, some do it this way, others that way, no one way is better than the other, but, just one way seems to have nailed it fully and in doing so that photographers image helps you to understand why and what do do next time to improve your own.
The first shot in this set is part of the jetty and lock gates that make up a large dock gate.
You’ll find another shot of the gate on the 1806 Cassion Blog Here.