Saturday, June 21, 2014

Photographic chickens and eggs

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I've often wondered if people are drawn to photography because they notice things more than the average person, or whether its the act of engaging in photography that makes you notice things more. The likelihood is that photographers probably include both those types of people (as well as those who notice subjects that result in photographs of the type they've seen before).

I know that when I post a photograph such as today's that many people, to use the modern parlance, "get it", and many don't. And frankly, that doesn't matter a jot because enthusiast photographers should photograph what pleases them, what they notice, without regard for what other people might like or dislike. That's the joy of not being a professional!

I've always liked the way that rivers carve and mould mud. Here's another black and white shot of this subject that I took a while ago. For contrast, here's one in colour.

© Tony Boughen

Camera: Nikon D5300
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 56mm (84mm - 35mm equiv.)
F No: f9
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
Image Stabilisation: On