By Kerry Drager
I often return to the scene of previous shoots - particularly landscape or cityscape subjects that I found enticing in the past! There are a number of good reasons why I do this:
1) To stretch my creative vision - by looking for new ways to photograph "old" subjects. 2) To catch the scene in different lighting. 3) To improve upon past efforts - i.e., by fine-tuning a previous composition or by trying a different technique.
A frequent "go to" spot is a nearby country pond, and I photograph there in all types of light with all types of compositions. See the photos below. After catching a wide-angle version during a phenomenal sunset (and writing about it in a recent blog), I returned the other day for another sunset view - Sunset Reflection Close-up below. But although the colors were less vibrant and a slight breeze prevented mirror-like reflections during this followup shoot, I found a telephoto close-up image I liked. As a result, it became an enjoyable revisit to a favorite subject.
Have fun stretching your vision, and best wishes for an outstanding 2008!
Sunset Reflection Close-up ... (c) Kerry Drager
at my CA country pond; f7.1 @ 1/25th sec.; ISO 200; 80-200mm zoom @200mm; tripod & cable release
Pond Wide-Angle - previous day
(c) Kerry Drager