It’s still about the light

Boat Night In
Boat Night In by I Nancy, on Flickr

I was listening to Scott Bourne’s Photofocus podcast today and one of the questions went roughly like this: “When heading to a new place, how do you figure out where to shoot?”. And Scott’s answer, in typical Scott pithiness, was to follow the light – “In good light, you can take a picture of a fire hydrant in Barcelona and convince people to go there.”

So here is this old sad fishing boat in Morro Bay. The evening light was falling with just a few rays left to help highlight this ol ‘gal.

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2 Comments to “It’s still about the light”

  1. That’s true, in the right light, anything looks good. Nice shot too, btw.

  2. As I posted on your Flickr stream, this reminds me of the work of Michael Freeman. That’s definitely meant to be a compliment. And, of course, both you and Scott Bourne are right. That’s been prevailing opinion of fine art photographer since Fox Talbot.

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