Description This photo was taken at what I have been calling the Blue Pond, because just about every photo I take there is predominantly blue. It's something about that place. But it also yields other colors when it so desires. There are spectacular sunsets. The waterfowl who live and visit there are nothing short of wonderous. And it's very photogenic to boot. I go to the Blue Pond several nights a week and last night the show was spectacular! Feathery clouds like I've never seen. Sunset colors, very attractive. And the sky was filled with Great Egrets! I stayed and watched them come to roost. Of course I took pictures. They can be found in the City_Birds gallery. Whatever of my photos you might take a look at, I hope that you enjoy them.
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.