I look at ordinary objects,~ Ruth Bernhard
and I see things that other people don’t see.
That’s why I’m a photographer.
German – Photographer October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006
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.