Since photography has become so important to me, I thought I’d use Fridays to feature a particular shot and give it a bit of context. I couldn’t think of a better place to begin than with the photo I chose for the first theme shot.
This was taken at Vancouver’s Sun-Yat-Sen Gardens on a beautiful and sunny late afternoon in May – one of a few hundred I took that day in this idyllic venue. As a visually impaired photographer, I shoot with a concept in mind, but I don’t know exactly what the final outcome will be. I was thrilled with this photo on so many levels.
More than anything else, it conveys better than anything else how I see – items close up are fairly ‘clear’ (at least to me!) and grow blurrier and less distinct as they get farther away. At all times, though, I’m very conscious of colour and light. The fact that the opening in the rock looks rather eye-like wasn’t lost on me either. And heck, I just love the entire effect.
So, enjoy. I hope it gives you a sense of what I’m capable of – indeed, what we are all capable of, whatever our real and perceived limitations.
Happy Friday, and for all you Canadians out there, Happy Thanksgiving weekend.