Tell the Story of a Landscape. Now Put a Person in It. How does the Story Change? (July 3, 2016)
Earlier this summer, the boyfriend and I got in the car and headed for Mt. Baldy. I figured it would be the perfect place to take this set of shots, but I wasn't pleased with any of my landscapes until we pulled off the road and walked (read: slid) down into what I imagine used to be a river or a creek. What I love about the initial "landscape" is that you can see the light at the end of the tunnel created by trees. Once I added the person, the story becomes one of emerging into the light.
My other attempts at this shot didn't have what I felt were impressive landscapes and then having Randy so close in the foreground lessened the impact even more. I'm pleased with this final product because the landscape is still telling the story and adding the person doesn't silence or mute it.
Let the Shadows Tell the Story (July 3, 2016)
I have been trying to find shadows that tell a story since May. What I like about these shadows is that they show how the power of light. No matter how tall these trees are, light will always filter through their leaves and illuminate the river or creek that I believe was once here.