There is so much beauty all around us waiting to be explored.  The camera is one of the tools I use to capture that decisive moment when nature reveals herself.  Taking photographs allows me to stop time.  It lets me see those things I would otherwise miss.  The process of photography makes me slow down and pay attention to the details of the world around me.

 

A photograph is only half done when the shutter is released. The elements of design and composition, color and texture are all considerations to be weighed as I look through the viewfinder.  The quality of light as it falls on a tree or the shape of a shadow all matter in the feel of a scene.  In the digital darkroom I try to make these elements shine.  This is the second half of my process.  I make decisions about cropping, about what needs to be emphasized or de-emphasized, and colors are assessed or modified to create a mood or describe a scene or a detail more clearly.

I’ve done my job as an artist if you look at my work and feel that sense of wonder I experienced while taking the shot.

 

Aegis Gallery Reception

I am a member artist at:

Aegis Gallery of Fine Art
14531 Big Basin Way #2
Saratoga, CA 95070
408-867-0171
http://www.aegisgallery.com

 

 

All photos Copyright © Randall Harrison, All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication of photos is strictly prohibited.
Contact Randall at:  s1tree1@pacbell.net

 

 

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