|Commute - Stillwater Township, MN|
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 24mm f3.5L T/S E
|Commute #2 - Stillwater Township, MN|
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 24mm f3.5L T/S
These images are an exercise in risk and patience:
- Risk, because I chose to stop, shoot and share. They are not from some rare exotic locale, nor do they expose the unfamiliar to the masses. In fact, these are pictures captured along my commute. I risk my credibility by sharing the mundane, yet each image is a moment in time where light and shadow seduced my eyes.
- Patience, because I had to stop, stare and think before taking the risk. The photos were shot from tripod, in wet waste-high grass at a time when I was not prepared for the conditions. Patience required a thoughtful lens choice, the manipulation of tilts - shifts - focus, and the burden of a cable release and mirror lock-up.
These are simple images, but simplicity can transform a moment and force the wizened to cross a line from the material to the imaginary.
We all can learn lessons from the inexperienced among us. Neophytes have much to offer those who have stale eyes and forgotten about the beauty that can explode from the mundane... watch them play, they let life happen.
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