Description I saw these berries and they called to my camera, screaming to be photographed. Like any good photographer, I followed my camera. Always follow the camera. It's my mantra. The berries were hard to get a good position on, a decent composition. So I eventully just said To heck with it. I'll just shoot and see what I get. What I got surprised me. I had these bright orange orbs in the background of these bright orange berries. BRIGHT orange and with such a glow as I have never seen before. Then I started thinking. It's the new lens.The new lens sees things a lot differently than the old lens. It's pretty cool, this effect. I think I'm gonna like my new lens even better than I already do. Goes great with the new camera too. They look good together.
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
If you wish to read more about me and my art, follow the link below. Linda Scott Galok has written a wonderful feature that showcases many pieces of my work and details what it's like for me to live with bipolar disorder.