OP – The Blog

July 31st, 2010

Having Fun

Posted By Kevin Schafer

Palm Trees at night, California

Pictures are everywhere…even in parking lots.  I was in California this past week, learning to cook Thai food (even photographers need a hobby) but that doesn’t mean I didn’t bring a camera along. Here, in the middle of the city, I still found myself looking for natural subjects.. and one evening stumbled onto these palm trees lit by a streetlight. The contrast of the golden light and the blues of the dusk sky was irresistible. Natural or artificial?  Who cares? Photography is about light, and discovery, and occasionally, just pure visual fun.  I will spare you the pictures of my Tamarind Prawns, even though they came out great.

Nikon D700, 35-70mm lens, Gitzo tripod


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  1. David Says:

    I really believe in what you’re saying. I also feel that there are pictures everywhere you look. I think what most of us need to do is learn to not just take picture with the camera but to see the picture in your minds eye first then capture it. That’s where the picture starts first.

  2. Kevin Schafer Says:

    I couldn’t agree more, David. Thanks for commenting.

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