Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How To Photograph The Not-So-Obvious

As I was walking around the historic Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico, with camera and tripod in tow, I saw what most people saw: interesting, old, historic adobe residences, converted stores, traditional wooden ladders leaning against walls, etc. However, as a photo artist, I went beyond that. I was also looking for the art this interesting and intriguing place offered, both by the residents and through the unexpected juxtaposition of perspectives. To find what I found requires intuition, scanning, and extracting from the "big picture."

Most photo-worthy artistic subjects do not just jump out and hit us between the eyes to wake us up. Enjoy.


What I really liked about this scene was the
monopoly of earth-tones, with just a hint of blue

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