Using Light To Create The Illusion Of Depth

We see the world around us in 3-D.

 

Blue Lincoln

 

 

 

Photography however is a 2 dimensional medium, height and width. Here, in my latest article for the Craftsy.com photography blog, I share some of my favorite tips for using light to add the third dimension, creating the illusion of depth in your landscape photographs.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Container

Natures greatest beauty often comes from the smallest containers.

 

Closed, Pink Fragrant Water Lily Bud.

 

Open For The Sun

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

 

Fenders and Doors

The ravages of time takes their toll.

Long forgotten in the New Hampshire woods.

Little by little they disappear.

Car Door, Winter Oak Leaves And Rusty Fender

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

 Seasons Change

Windswept and frigid.

Lonely, beautiful in frozen solitude with just one other sharing the alpine majesty.

Only the winter wind breaks the silence.

Lafayette To Lincoln Winter On Franconia Ridge.

 

Clouds fill the sky over sun warmed summits.

Trails come alive with mountain adventurers.

Seasons change, the mountains remain.

 

 

Looking Back On Lincoln

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

 

 

 

Panoramic photo of the Pemigewasset Wilderness

This past weekend a couple of friends and I made our first attempt at completing the infamous Pemi Loop. A circuitous hike through the Pemigewasset Wilderness in northern New Hampshire. Between us and the completion of what is considered one of the toughest hikes in the U.S., was 31.5 miles, 8 summits on the New Hampshire 4,000 footer list, and over 9,000 feet of elevation gain over some of the most grueling terrain New Hampshire has to offer.

By the time we reached camp on our second night, we had come to the realization that our goal of completing the Loop was not going to happen this time around. We decided to call it a night at the Garfield Ridge shelter and tent site, located at the approximate half way point on the Loop, and head out through the middle of the Wilderness in the morning. By completing only half the Loop we still managed over 25 miles of hiking.

Not a bad way to spend a weekend if you ask me.

Had we not stopped frequently to enjoy the scenery we probably could have done it, but what would be the point? Enjoying the spectacular views and the company of good friends, our party actually increased from 3 to 5 with the addition of a couple of great guys who happened to be staying at the Liberty Springs tent site the first night as well, is what made the effort more enjoyable.

We’ve all decided we’ll be back next year.

 

You Know You’ve Made It When,

People steal your work.

Riverbank

I had my first solo show last night, 6/14, and this is one of the images that I really wanted to have framed and ready for the show.

But the framed print was stolen from the lobby of the building where my framer has her studio. She unloaded it and a few other pieces, not mine, from her car and then took an arm load of stuff up to her studio. When she returned for the rest, mine was gone!

Funny thing is, most everyone who commented on my fan page, though they did think it awful that some low-life-piece-of-crap-scumbag would take it, thought I should be at least moderately flattered that someone would risk arrest to steal one of my framed photos. (Personally I’m hoping they get hit by a bus!)

Miraculously, not only was my framer able to have a new print made, she was able to make another custom matte and frame and have it all together and ready for me and my show. All in the same day!!

 

Reason 1,0001 why Rebecca at RSP Studio in Dover, NH handles all of my matting and framing. I also need to give a shout out to Photosmith Imaging , also in Dover, for handling the reprinting.

 

 

Note to the photo thief, I’m getting my bus driving license.

A Beautiful Landscape…

…With A Little Something Extra.

The view of the Presidential Range as seen from the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorites in New Hampshire.

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so..

Mallard On Cherry Pond

More “Extras” can be found HERE.

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