Posts Tagged ‘rainy day’

February 19th, 2011

Reflections on a rainy day

reflections2It sure has rained a lot in a place where it is never supposed to rain.

I guess we need it to hydrate all the people that live here now.

I went to see, “The Kings Speech,” today and was floored. I haven’t been to an adult-type movie in a long time. Usually the movies I see are animated or things blow-up or maybe both. It was nice to settle back and let the dialogue pace the movie experience.

When we left, the rain had already started to shower down lightly. The AMC theater that we visited, has a magnificent rotundu-like entryway. Beautiful light and with the rain, very cool reflections that I had to stop and record.

My wife, very nicely decided to walk through one of the reflections and bam! blog heaven.

Her reflection is in the right vertical and there’s just a hint of movement in her right leg that adds a bit of spice to this image. The marble on the floor served as a very reflective surface for the reflection of the sky and the window to the outside world where it was wet and windy and just uncomfortable enough to tempt me to see another movie.

“Justin Bieber?” Maybe another day.

Today, a dialogue driven Oscar-worthy movie and a photograph that is well composed and created will be just fine.

Be inspired!

January 13th, 2010

Art Nature Photography – rainy day

The Rainy Day

It’s raining in southern Cal today, storm watch 2010! Wait that’s the old days!

Now I can talk a walk and look around for the small things that I might have overlooked in the past. Art Nature Photography is the listing for today’s post and I just wanted to take a look at the world that we normally cruise by at 45 mph while talking on the cell phone.

The first image uses traditional composition with the leaf in the upper right area of convergence and something called negative space which is essentially everything else that is in the frame (nothing) or the reflection of a gray sky. It’s there in the composition to balance out the leaf. Does that make sense?

Sometimes you can isolate your subject (like the leaf) to make a statement with your image. The lifeless leaf, isolated in a sea that reflects the lonely gray sky on a rainy day. See how that works?

The second image is similar. The rain drops in the upper part of the image are in the upper right area of convergence and the yucca leaves/spears are in the horizontal thirds. The background is simple but not as sparse as the first image. Still it isolates the water drops and let’s the viewer focus on them in the simplicity of the composition.

Finally, , the last image is from my garden. I love when it looks wild and inviting and I really like angels. If you look carefully, you will see a second one out of focus to the left side of the main subject.  I placed the white angel’s face in the upper right area of convergence (must be my day for that!) but I used another technique in this image.

The angel is placed “looking” out of the canvas of the photograph. Normally you would want to leave room in the composition for your subject to “look or move into” but in this instance I want to create tension in the image by having my subject look off into space.

Enjoy this rainy day we need the water here in the desert!