A Little Bit of Soul


Starting Again.

About nature.

In some regions of the country and world, winter lasts for just a few days. Even when the weather turns cold, it is mild compared to places located further north. With mild weather we get — drumroll please — a second growing season. When I first moved here I was amazed. I’d never heard of such a thing. Anybody who grew up here, or was from here, knew. They taught me. I learned.

These days I can recognize the signs. New leaves appear on plants that were once done with the summer heat. It helps that there is a lot of rain this time of year. The lingering heat combined with rain and humidity make outdoors a natural greenhouse.

Anyway, the spring and summer crops — such as they are — have been planted.

The picture. I saw it. I worked sort of hard to frame it with the sun backlighting the leaves. When I got into the studio I decided to take it to the limit. I backtracked. The limit was too far, even by my standards.

This image is the result.

Oh.

I forgot to mention that this deep vertical picture started out is a horizontal image. Even though I post produced the hell out of this picture, I left one flaw alone.

Can you see it?

See the horizontal line between the sky and the black area? That’s called purple fringing. It’s caused when the sensor and the lens cannot handle extreme backlighting. It’s a bad thing. Normally. If I were offering this image to a client, I would use editing software to remove it.

For a semi-artistic picture, I chose to leave it in the image.

It’s art. They say.

I left another flaw alone.

It’s art. They say.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

14 thoughts on “A Little Bit of Soul

  1. They is them. So says the bassalope. That crop just seemed to work on that picture. I let the picture tell me what to do. I never force it. Forcing it never works. Thank you. I’m torn. My life started as a photojournalist. That can be pretty physical. I tend to want to work that way, but my art is easier on me… β³πŸ•―πŸ•°

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