Hello and a very happy Monday morning to you all. In spite of the on again off again rain showers and the extreme humidity, I hope you were able to find something cool to do over the weekend.
The face of our city is every changing and if you do not believe it, than just wait a few days or weeks and take the tour. It does not take much to see that we are growing and in doing so our city is taking on a new look right before our eyes. There is no place changing more then downtown Huntsville and the communities that are adjacent to the city. Buildings are quite frankly popping up everywhere! As a commercial photographer I find this most appealing but yet somewhat daunting. Every day one of my photographs may become potentially obsolete as new structures are added to an existing area, possibly making that photograph “historic”. Photographers are in the business of change and in this case it is an every changing face that creates new opportunities.
One of my favorite things to do is capture reflected images of structures and colors that become abstract art images and there is no better place to do so in Huntsville than Big Spring Park. No two images will ever be exactly a like even if you stood in the very exact same place. The time of day, the time of year and the weather all play an extremely important part in how that image will look. Over the past few weeks I have found myself enjoying the new look of the park and trying to capture the essence of the city and the structures that surround the park and morph into a beautiful visual art piece.
You might not recognize the structures as they have been captured, but there is no question in my mind that each image takes on a wonderful beauty through their abstract reflections. These are buildings and objects I have photographed many times before but with every new outing and capture I find it gratifying that I am able to see and create new and relevant artistic images without being so literal.
Each reflection of a building or structure takes on its on personality and beauty as light or wind changes he dynamics of the art. You could stand in the same spot, shoot thousands of digital files and never capture the same image twice. The key for the photographic artist is to select the image that speaks to them, that transcends the structures reflection and becomes a visual piece of art.
I became enamored with capturing reflections of boats, buildings and piers when I lived in the Outer Banks in N.C. I spent hundreds of hours capturing the beauty of the fishing villages, marinas and boats in a reflective nature. Those images are very special and my hope and desire is to one day create a art show to showcase them. I am happy to say that even though I no longer live there I have not lost my desire to continue creating reflective art.
I hope you agree and enjoy!