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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