Description This surreal landscape is rock hard reality. The time was evening, summertime, after a day of thunderstorms. I saw a dreamy thunderhead rising plush above the earth's curvature and, just before sunset, I was in place at a pasture with a good view of farmland on the far plain. I did not have a tripod and the light gradient across the scene was vast, beyond the capabilities of my equipment. My solution was to brace the camera on my knees and take two exposures, one for the sky and one the pasture. Photoshop was used to paint the image for this final result.
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
Please come by and view my latest work that I post regularly in my blog. I love hearing from you. Here is my profile link: http://MichaelStephenWills.com
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