Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The secret to good photographs

When the light is just right
It's all about the light. And catching those magical moments when the light is just right. You don't always get it when you want it, but when it's there, everything is awash in something beautiful, and special. I don't always have my camera when I see them, but this time it wasn't far away.

The green vase on the wall is from my grandparent's farm in Kansas. I should put a flower in it, shouldn't I? I'm off to the garden... Keep your eyes open for that magic light. It makes everything look good.

9 comments:

Rozanne said...

That is a lovely photo. And you're right, the light is perfecto!

Is it late afternoon light? I forget what photographers call light at that time of day, but it does have a special quality.

Mark H said...

Ms. Lelo, you always have the most remarkable plain spoken clear way of expressing yourself. This lovely post got it's point so much more clearly taught than a 8 chapter manual on "Using Light in your Photography" ever could. THANKS. Maybe I'll be more aware now.....

CelticMommy said...

That is a beautiful photograph... it makes me feel calm and collected-- a smooth feeling that the day is going so well.

I love your greens! And that vase is very pretty! Is it milk glass? I can't tell.

:-) Hettie

patti_cake said...

What kind of flower didja put in the green vase? Huh?

Syd said...

Damn, you're good. Beautiful.

SassyFemme said...

WOW... Nice! Great eye!

bemused said...

That's not just a photo, that's art! Lovely!

I hold in my mind a scene with perfect lighting. It was a late summer afternoon. Dark clouds had moved in, threatening thunder and lightning, but they hadn't yet taken over the whole sky. The sun streamed in, illuminating everything like stage lights - details were sharp and colors were vibrant. My eye was caught by an old honeylocust, its limbs twisting this way and that and its leaves glowing golden yellow against blue-violet clouds.

It was magical.

That was 7 or 8 years ago and I still regret not having my camera with me.

shuna fish lydon said...

I think it helps that you're in PDX though... I'm just saying.

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