Description I went down to the pond tonight, as I often do, to see if anything special might happen while I was there. And oh wow! The clouds were unbelievable! Long, feathery, whispy clouds. Contrails. Clouds that spanned the horizon. But something kept hindering my view of the clouds. Very large mosquitos, possibly. Wait a minute. Mosquitos aren't white. At least not that I've ever... Wait a minute! Those aren't mosquitos! Those are birds! Birds! Large white birds! Great Egrets! Everywhere! And Great Blue Herons! Everywhere! I counted nine of them in the sky at one time! It was a phenomenal sight! And the clouds were spectacular, the sunset not far behind. I stayed until after dark and used up all of my memory or I might have stayed longer.Another magical night at the Blue Pond.
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.