DescriptionI had taken photos of the sunset the other night and as I packed up to go I noticed that the moon was nearly full. Rats. I wanted to take pictures of it but I had to be somewhere in half an hour and there was just no way. It was partly cloudy when I left, so I didn't know if there would be photo ops when I got home around 10 o'clock or not. I didn't even know if there would still be a moon as I had forgotten to check my calendar. But there was a beautiful moon when I go home. But it was pretty cloudy. What the heck. Don't gain nothin' by sitting in front of the tube. So off I went. It was not windy on the ground but it must have been so in the vicinity of the clouds. They were quite wispy at times and at those times the moon showed her stuff. Better yet, the clouds and the moon were seeming to collaberate by giving me a spectacular show. The clouds were racing so fast and the moon was shining so brightly that they created blurs of color. I didn't even see the color until I got home and downloaded to my computer. They were beautiful! I think I'll be watching out for the clouds and moon colabberations in the future. Probably the not too distant future.
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.
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