Saturday, March 10, 2007

Art immitates Life immitates Art


Walking up through Rykneld park the other morning I took this photograph. I don't know about you, but I prefer taking my pictures into the light.(I suppose because I was always taught to take photos with the sun at my back. I hate people telling me I 'can't do' something!!)
I am fascinated by the fact that my camera can do more than my eyes....when I look directly into this scene..my reaction is to close my eyes..but my camera adjusts itself..then I over-ride certain functions and make it take this picture. I therefore have the full glare of the sun, and the deep shadow of the tree. Usually an artist composes a scene that centers on the landscape and the components in it..however I figure that it is the light and the way it plays in that landscape that brings out our reaction to it.I put the two together and voila!. It's nothing special or unique.. it's what many artists have done since painting began...but it is the joy of actually working out what's happening when I look at something that brings discovery and joy..it's like I'm the first one to realise it. It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many parallels with Art and Life.............................

4 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Interesting, this was a phenomenon that happened to me when I was taking my last pictures. The camera adjusted to the light behind the clouds very quickly, but I really didnt want it to, so I had to mislead it.
I always ignore that rule of the light behind you, especially because I love taking photos of the sky and the clouds.
But again here is your rebelion against the world!

Fobbin said...

Hi
I've been visiting your sites and I really enjoyed your Art.
I am also happy to know that you are a puttu kadala man. It's my favourite breakfast.
Keep up the great work.

cheers!

Niall said...

DM..I think we could take advice from 'Fobbin' here who is a skilled photographer..

Fobbin..welcome and thank you for your comment..it's good to have your complements especially after I'e viewed you work too!!

Ps said...

Satish came back from U.K with tonnes of pictures.And one of them was like the one you posted here.The beauty of your country is breath taking.I looked at all his pictures and the first thing I said was "wow--no wonder Niall's pictures are so good" (Never mind that you have abundant talent,spend hours on your pictures, and really go into details)Well--you have to have 'inspiration' dont you?