Friday, September 21, 2007

Reflections, Ohio River

10 comments:

bulldogcreative said...

That has to be the most unique shot of the most photographed landmark in this region that I have ever seen. A testament to your creative eye...well done

tp lowe said...

I've never seen the Ohio that blue in my hometown of Louisville!

Rick Lee said...

Your comment got me to thinking about why it appears so blue and I've thought of two reasons. First, the photo shot with the camera very, very close to the water. It was so close to the water, I had to be careful not to get the camera wet. Such a raking angle makes the water surface more mirror-like so the sky reflects more readily. The second reason is that the water nearest me was in shadow, so that the green-brown color of the water was not lit up... so it wouldn't interfere with the sky reflection.

Nicole P. said...

I love water photographs!!!
Something about the reflections just draws you in and you can't stop looking at it.
Omigosh Rick, I went to a craft show today and this young aspiring photographer had his photos framed and for sale. They were sooooo gorgeous. They were mostly of the Oregon Coast line. I got his card cause I want to get some in different frames. I am a matchy matchy person with stuff like that.
Anyways....do you know what the going rate for framed photographs is? He was charging $25 for an 8x10 photo in a matted frame. I thought that was reasonable.

Oh and, guess what? I photographed some pumpkins and gourds (at a farmers market, not Walmart, LOL). My husband kept telling me to stop...cause I had taken like 100 photos. I got about 10 really good shots.

Rick Lee said...

I don't think there's such a thing as a "going rate" for art. People just charge whatever the market will bear... and of course that varies with photographers and markets. I don't sell prints, so I really don't have much information on that sort of thing. 25 bucks for a photo in a frame seems cheap, but of course it all depends on the photo and the frame.

I'm proud of you for shooting a lot. I'm always telling people to shoot more but most people just can't seem to make themselves do it. They see something they think would make a nice photo and they shoot one or two or even three and that's it. I call it "working a subject". Try it this way and that... horizontal and vertical... high angle, low angle... closer, farther... lighter, darker... I have to make myself quit sometimes.

Pete said...

“Working a subject”?

Why do I now get an image of Rick in the produce aisle, working the tomatoes and melons and cucumbers like Austin Powers?

“Give it to me, baby! You’re an animal! Grrrr! Yeah, baby!”

Or do I not get this whole “working a subject"thing?

;)

Nicole P. said...

Oh man, I was coming back to respond about working the subject but now I can stop giggling about Pete's comment.

Nicole P. said...

"can't" stop giggling that is....see I can't even type this morning.

Rick Lee said...

Yeah baby!

Sharon said...

true, the Ohio does look quite blue in this shot :)