DescriptionExcerpted from Flickr:I was not going to post this shot tonight, I am pretty exhausted after a long day. I was going to wait until morning for this one, but then I decided, eh, why not? I am closing in on the last of the shots from this night that I am going to post, I think I have perhaps just one more, maybe two. It was a very magical night and I got a lot of memorable moments converted into images during the 90 minutes I spent out waling around in the snow.For this image I took along a flash, which I popped manually a couple of times during the lengthy exposure. I kept the flash fairly low and under the camera, pointing up at a steep angle. I did not want it lighting up the snowy walk and blowing it out, I mainly just wanted to use it to catch the falling snow. Which it did a good job of. I think it also confused people driving by, but heck they needed to be driving slower anyway.
Zeb Andrews, Portland, Oregon Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement I believe:
Photography is magical. The ability to capture our vision physically so that others can share in it, amazes me constantly.
There is always a picture to be taken, it is just a matter of seeing it.
Enjoy what you do and you will begin to love it, love it and everything else will follow.
Hard work, passion and dedication will trump talent every time.
Photographs should never be taken for granted, by the time your grandchildren pull them from a box in the attic in 50 years, they will be priceless.
The best photography does not impress, it inspires.
Titles should be irrelevant. Amatuer. Professional. Master. If you use a camera, then you are a photographer, as simple as that.
Cameras may be remarkable instruments, but it is the people behind them that create.
Whether it is film or digital, 35mm or large format, color or black and white, they are merely different ways of doing the same thing, making photographs.
It is never enough to assume, no matter how frequently photographed a place is by a particular photographer, or a group of them, that every perspective has been explored, every vision realized, and every scene recorded fully. The best photography is not discovered in this manner at all. The best photography is born from the realization that there is always a new perspective to be found, a new vision to be realized, and a new way to record even the most familiar of scenes.
"Make visible, what without you, might perhaps never have been seen." Robert Bresson.