Tuesday, December 06, 2016

... the Reservoir.

Isn't this an amazing picture? My niece Wendy took this on her phone while meandering around our local reservoir. It brought back memories of the early days (1950's) when I first met my husband to be.

As some of you know he had just left Life magazine and was out on his own. He had visions of a free-lance career in photography and he loved what nature had to offer. I remember many a day waiting as he developed the film, printed the pictures and processed them in a toxic chemical bath and then (literally) hung them up to dry. It was a cumbersome process to say the least but he loved it.

Today it's incredibly easy to take a picture but one thing does remain the same. Anyone can snap a photo but it takes a person with an artistic bent to make the picture memorable. Some of my blogger friends have this talent, as does Wendy … obviously. She said she was on a bridge looking down at the water when she spied this scene. The time of day had mirrored the intense blue of the sky and a simple shot of lily pads suddenly produced a photo worthy of framing !


Blogger Marie Smith said...

Beautiful photos! Wendy has the "eye."

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anyone can snap a photo" ... Mostly of themselves !

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, not veryone can create art. Snapping a photo is easy with our modern technology. Getting out the equipment to create art is work.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Know what you mean about having the eye. It can't really be taught--I kind of wish it could.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Everyone sees differently. Wendy sees well, for sure.

3:36 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Yes, digital photography is fast and amazing... but (and I bet your husband said this to you) there is magic in seeing that image slowly come thru in that tray of chemicals. And playing with the image in the darkroom is so much more magical than photoshop.
I miss those stinky chemicals... but it is fun to take a picture -in color- and share it with you minutes, even seconds, later!

nice shots Wendy!

4:53 AM  

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