Have you ever had one of those shots that you look and say to yourself........"I think this could be more!"
My early years in life, Middle School and High School, I was very into art. I took art class in 7th grade, then again in my 9th-12th grade years. I envisioned myself becoming a Wildlife Artist. However unethical Art Teachers and probably a lack of talent on my end curbed and waned my enthusiasm.
As a result I bought my first camera, a Canon TX, totally mechanical and manual camera body in December of 1978. From that day on I continually transition from one dream to another......from one artistic field to another.
I found that what I seemed to lack in art photography made up for.
Throughout the years I've honed and cultivated the artist in me. I like to consider myself a Photographic Artist, not only a Photographer. Each and every step I take today predetermined by hours of constant thought and assessment of each and every next step. The path to which I will ultimate...
This shoot has been in the making for the past year. A good friend showed me this grounded Fishing Trolley while we were out looking for birds to photograph. Once I saw this subject I knew it had such great possibilities.
Throughout my trips to the Houston area for work I have made at least 7 attempts. Unfortunately my hotel room lies north of Houston so gauging the cloud activity has been pretty impossible. That in itself is where my attempts have always failed.
Let me say this........no scenic image will ever have the kind of impact on a clear sky as it will have on a scattered clouded sky! I have shot many subjects both with and without and the result is always the same.
CLOUDS CLOUDS CLOUDS! GIVE ME CLOUDS!
In fact I make my decisions in most cases on whether I'm going to doing any scenic photography...