I have just returned from another wonderful workshop on the Maine coast and Acadia National Park. The weather was pretty good other than one early morning of rain that we turned into a tasty breakfast for the class at Jordan’s in Bar Harbor. The biggest potential problem was the idiotic government shut down that the […]
As with anything, time and patience lead to good things. The catch is that we often don’t take the time nor have the patience to find out. We are all fast moving cream-skimmers whether we are on vacation or at work or at home. We do what we need to do at the moment or what we think we need to do for the next moment but we don’t sit back and wait for the moment unannounced.
What a difference soft light makes! Remember my post a few weeks back when I was lamenting how hard it is to photograph the details of lobstering when both the sun and the contrast are high? Well I had another chance to go out on a lobster boat and finally I had beautiful soft light to capture all that goes on when traps are being hauled.
No matter the time of year or business of the harbor there are always bright colors to be found. You can go on the drabbest of winter days or the rainiest of summer days and there are colors every where in a harbor. This is in contrast to most other outdoor subjects that have definite times of the year when they are prime and other times of the year when they are nonexistent
I know I have said and written about this many, many times in the past but it is worth repeating. Not because you all don’t understand it but because just like me we often get distracted and conveniently forget about it. What am I talking about? Light, Baby! It’s all about light