Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall, Versailles, Kentucky!

A special gift to all of my followers this Sunday morning. When we compose a photograph, our deepest desire is surely to capture beauty. After composing this image in portrait, I realized I was not very fond of it. Yet, there was something about this image that kept at me. So I cropped it to landscape. That mere step forced me to take a closer look at the highlights I had captured but could not readily see. Perhaps if I enhance the meager areas of green and bring out the yellow remnants of Fall. And that's when I felt I had found it . . . the beauty that was hidden before began to emerge. A subtle, yet definitive beauty that amongst all the blacks and browns in this composition there exists these beautiful splashes of color that until now seemed hidden to my naked eye. Do you see the greens hidden amongst the trees in the hillside and the yellows that force you to step across that bridge, only to find yourself on the other side of the river, and yet still you desire to walk down that rock laden old road to see what lies beyond just over the hill. If so, then you have taken the very journey that I took when I originally composed this image because our mind's eye will always see before we do. And that is why I shoot photography. Where do you find beauty? ENJOY!

1 comment :

  1. I would love to go walking there.

    Your new look is very nice.