First Spring Light…

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This week-end has been a cold, say, very cold week-end, but the light was really great ! My Attendees were volunteers for a walk in the forest. We went on site using ATVs, carrying all our photo gear  in the the back trunk. This is always very fun to drive in the narrow pathways, smell the nascent odor of grass mixed to mossy ground. Making a picture of a landscape may take only moments, or it may be a very prolonged activity. Most of the time, getting the right image is a question of chance to be catch in a handful of seconds.. Conditions are changing permanently, especially the light ! Sometimes, you will have to wait hours or plan to come back on a certain spot repeatedly before you fond the conditions just right ! The light that comes in echo with your mood… This light may be different for somebody else, but this is that light which, at this precise moment, illuminates and shapes, both the scene and what you feel… It affects your emotional response… Sometimes the image comes by itself… no question, no walk around… You’ve got it at first glance …

Some other times, you will have to understand what are the visual blocks you have to put in the scene, what are the components ? What is the « Subject Matter » ? What am I talking about ?? I know You, landscape, have something to say to me… Let me listen to you.. let me get the mood… let me feel the and understand the message… A landscape is no more than a surface configuration of the Earth : a countenance. it changes constantly as your feelings do… The chance both are « in phase » are not so frequent.. Be opened to have a chance to trap the instant it will occur ! You must keep your senses engaged and ask why a certain landscape is so compelling if you hope to show and transmit this effectively on film …

We were in this forest when I was breathing deeply to catch these flowers scent… I was sitting behind pilot and, suddenly, I ask him to stop… I knew there was an image to steal… It took 30 secs maximum…

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