Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October14, 2022

I look at ordinary objects,
and I see things that other people don’t see.
That’s why I’m a photographer.

~ Ruth Bernhard
German – Photographer October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006

Porte Photos:

Beautiful misteaks.

Kayaking and a blue heron suddenly takes flight directly towards me. Snap. Snap. Darn the shutter speed was too slow. Instead of a heron in flight I have a ghost in the trees. Longer shutter speeds cause the blur, exaggerate the lines of flight and create a unique perspective a different painting with light effect.

I was once asked what I like better in a shot, a blurred bicycle with the background in focus or a bicycle in focus with a blurred background. I couldn’t decide. Each is unique and it depends on which shot you wanted to use. If I wanted the photo for an article on the cyclist I would keep the cyclist in focus. If I wanted one of the event I would use the blurred cyclist.

Yes, I see things differently from others. That is why I too am a photographer and an artist.

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