Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Heart of Things
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. ~Henri Cartier-Bresson
I thought I'd post some more of my images taken at the abandoned prison grounds in Lorton, VA...the photo opportunities at this location were simply amazing.
I have to laugh at myself as I go through my photos - I have a definite viewpoint that shows up constantly in my photography. I seem to always gravitate, unconsciously, to flowers and/or weeds, and I get in really close so that the flower is in sharp focus while the background becomes blurred. This seems to be my method of operation! What can I say? I just love the effect and can't seem to get enough of it!
I guess it's somewhat symbolic of my innate tendency in life to always want to remove the background noise...to look closely and see the heart of things. I'm always more interested in what's beneath the surface...hmmm, food for thought as I analyze my own photographic tendencies.
I'm linking up today with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday...please click on the button to go see more wonderful photos! I used Kim's "touch of 2" texture at Soft Light/20% on the final photo above.
What is your photography style? Do you notice a pattern in your photos and the way you go about noticing things?