Impressionism

Figure 1 - Impressionism, (c) DE Wolf 2014.

Figure 1 – Impressionism, (c) DE Wolf 2014.

I find that there is real value in having your camera with you at all times.  You never know when a trick of light, color, or shadows is going grab you and demand to be photographed.  Today was a relatively warm day between the endless string of snowstorms.  I had been taking photographs and was putting away my camera at home, when I noticed the golden light of sunset bathing an oil painting and casting the shadows pattern of the window frame.  It was a high contrast light, and I was particularly taken by the flaky texture of the paint.  So I came in really close so as to capture the colors and the texture and I carefully lined up the horizontal shadow of the mullion in such a way as to emphasize the and give three dimensionality to a roof line in the painting.  Figure 1 is my own impressionist interpretation of what was already an impressionist scene.  The colors allow me a short escape from winter’s cold blue tones to a warmer world.

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2 Comments

  1. Marilyn Fuss February 17, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    Very nice photo of an exhilarating painting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nick's Eye View February 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    A photographer should have a camera with him 24×7. Then only he can capture those spontaneous moments.