Neodigital Art | Winter locations
Art or photography?
I regard photography as a branch of art. Just snapping a picture isn’t art but if you put some effort into producing something aesthetically pleasing, then I think it’s art. I don’t edit a great deal and wouldn’t consider making the sky in my photograph blue. I think the trees looking like silhouettes against the sky and the rather dull colours tells you this is a winter photograph. It was in fact freezing! It was a nice church though, a shame there was no where else to park my car.
Victoria Park (Tipton) was in the same street as the church and I took a few photographs around this pool. This is the best one because it has that fence going away from us, giving the photo depth. I edited that photo on Sunday but changed it a little earlier to try to get the trees in silhouette against the sky better.
I was freezing cold when I left the park, heading for that bridge you can see to the left of this picture. It’s quite unusual the way the road goes up steeply over a canal bridge.
This photo is a little dull and you can see the ice on the canal tow path The canal boats make the picture a little more interesting. On the right is the railway and I did get a shot of a train going past! Then the sun came out for a couple of minutes!
This was with the sun shining and you can tell by the shadows it was over to my right. This is more artistic though! I was quite high up and on a ‘bridge’ type camera like mine you get quite a good zoom. Dudley castle was visible through the murk and I got a shot of that. It was nearly 2 miles away though and you need a clear day for those shots.
The canal goes through a tunnel a little farther up the canal here. This was the best shot of the afternoon because the sun came out again and was shining across the canal highlighting that unusual bridge on the other side. I also have depth in this shot from the tree in the foreground and the canal goes away into the distance; towards the Netherton tunnel.
Even in winter when it’s freezing there are interesting shots if you choose your location and wait for the sun to break through the clouds. I was looking at some photographs from the summer and they look almost too good; winter photographs are different and can be just as interesting but more challenging.
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