Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twinkle, Twinkle

When I consider my photography, I notice a trend. I tend to take a lot of photos that includes the sky - and lots of it. I really love watching the sky, watching clouds form and evolve. I love watching storms roll in and hit. I love watching the light dim as the sun sets and the stars begin to appear. I feel that these photos are my most successful. So, I guess that its natural that I point my camera towards the sky.

However, I continue to try to branch out and grow as a photographer. One area I would love to improve in is photographing people. Recently, I "discovered" a well know photographer Clay Enos. I find his portraits amazingly compelling. I'm especially impressed by his street studio series where he gets wonderful portraits from random people passing by.

All I can say is wow. Something to shoot for.

Be sure to visit SkyWatch Fridays for more photos of the sky (and less rambling about portraits).

25 comments:

James said...

I'm new to photgraphy but the more I do it the more I like it. I rarely seem to get good pictures at night or even dusk.
This is a really nice shot.

Lynn said...

Wonderful.

Gaelyn said...

That's a fabulous sky capture. I too take land and sky pics and forget about people which I need to work on.

Linnea W said...

Terrific sky and you captured the lighting so well. I too tend to shy away from people shots - too difficult! The blog by Clay Enos is amazing...wow!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Beautiful shot. Perfect capture of the light play.
Goodluck with your goal capturing people as well as you do skies. I'll be checkin out the Clay Enos site.

erin said...

an awesome sky capture. the color is amazing.
have a wonderful weekend.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Beautiful capture.. The yellow light ray is awesome..
Have a nice day..

Tricia said...

Wonderfully lovely scene!

chrome3d said...

Excellent moody sky. It´s always good to take photos of what you are interested the most. I wanted to take more photos of people but it´s not really my thing.

ms toast burner said...

Star light, star bright... great shot!

I agree, great portraits.

I'm in two minds about photographing people; people are simply interesting as are photos of people but I feel uncomfortable taking candid shots. Weird.

kaye said...

beautiful sky

island timer said...

what an array of colors.
how can one NOT point the lens that direction??

Martha Z said...

Stunningly beautiful shot, Russ.

Russ said...

Thanks everyone!

José Ramón said...

As a composition achieved excellent photographic look very good Greetings

chicamom85 said...

Incredible photo.

Anne

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing

Jo said...

I love this photo. I also tend to photograph the natural especially the sky and am normally disappointed when I photograph people because I don't concentrate on it. I've become a follower of your blog. Jo (South Africa)

diane said...

Love your photos

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful skies!! Good luck with photographing people! I find it to be incredibly hard.

Happily Retired Gal said...

I love looking at the skies too. Your photos are marvelous and this one just delightful!
Hugs and blessings,

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Well, it's no wonder you post a lot of sky shots, because they really are superb. So dramatic! I would suggest just keeping the idea of thrill and drama or whatever in mind when you approach your other subjects and they will be more like what you are searching for, in people or even rocks, for that matter.

Sara Chapman said...

Also, congratulations on the Scenic Sunday post. Thrillingly gorgeous.

Russ said...

Thanks ya'll!

Kathiesbirds said...

Love this shot. Nice phtotography throughout this blog. You are well on your way! I admire your ambition to improve.