Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Life Through a Lens #2

Light Up the Night

This was taken on Pier 39 in San Francisco and it didn't take long to become one of my favorite shots.  My mom and I took a trip there in early december and this was the end of our third day.  Maybe an hour before I took this we'd stumbled upon the gallery of Rodney Lough Jr. He's a nature photographer that is considered the Ansel Adams of color, and his work left an instant impression on me.  I immediately wanted to be a photographer of his magnitude, but he has decades of wisdom in the field, I have a year and a half...  Luckily I realized I have plenty of time so I didn't let it get me down. Instead I walked out of the gallery, found a good angle, and snapped this shot.  Once I reviewed it, I walked back to the hotel with a little more spring in my step.  Sure it's not anything amazing, but it's a step in the right direction, and at that moment, it was exactly what I'd envisioned when setting up the scene.  Epic!!!


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