Thursday, September 22, 2011

Light, Color, Texture I

Sunrise Reflected in Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Sometimes focusing on the less obvious is preferable to focusing on the obvious. In this instance, I passed on making a cliche picture of the sun rising over Charleston Harbor. Instead I wanted to extract a more abstract version of the early morning, aiming my lens towards the gentle waves, and the way they reflected the warm glowing light.

The combination of light, color and texture is often a photographer's best friend. No matter what language we speak, this trio of image elements often speaks for itself... you might call it the Lingua Franca of photography.

30 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful pattern, lovely job. Thanks for the sympathy in the fight between your job and the rest of your life. I wish you a happy balance also!

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  2. Another breathtaking abstract Doug. What a gorgeous color and light gradient from top to bottom. I so love a well-done abstract.

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  3. absolutely pleasant view, i love how you have managed the light between different colors's levels

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  4. I like the way you said that, Doug. I couldn't have said or shown it better!

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  5. That's a wonderful composition. it looks like an impressionistic painting...

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  6. Hi Doug,
    I've come here via Luis's blog and really like your photos. I'm especially impressed by the way you cope with light.
    Greetings from Poland:)

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  7. Very nice picture and colors! :)

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  8. I love how this looks like a painting. It's always great to change things up and try approaching shots from a new angle.

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  9. Indeed.""No matter what language we speak,"" we can have a sense of beauty.

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  10. Done that a few times myself...watching a boat go by then photographing the ripples...nice shot...

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  11. Lovely - I particularly like the gradient of colour. But then, I have a thing about water, colour, and texture, as you may have noticed :)

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  12. Heips Doug !
    .. I understood you, ... or your foto. :D
    Its veryvery nice job.

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  13. Cool water abstract today. It's awesome how it can be so appealing at times huh?

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  14. · Just water but what such water!!! Fantastic.

    · Salud·os

    CR & LMA
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  15. Sunrise over water is such a pretty vision - I love the soft ripples! Delightful capture Doug!

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  16. It’s always a pleasure
    to see such a Wonderful Pictures
    good creations

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  17. Excellent play with colors; very peaceful scene.
    Have a nice day.

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