What lies beneath

Here is a interesting question, how do you to take a photo? or more to the point how do you achieve your artistic vision?
For me i have bundles of images bouncing around in my head and never once have I had one come out on the screen just how my mind imagined 🙂 Someone asked me the other day, 'how do you see the images you take'? my first thought was, stuffed if I know 🙂 but it got me thinking.

With that in mind I went out the other day for a dabble of photography and 'cause i love getting up at silly hours and explaining to fisherman that yes..i am just taking photos..anyway digress.. so I thought how do i 'see' a image the best I could come up with a simple fact that I see different elements in a scene then somehow i try and meld those elements into the constraint of a portrait or landscape (or pano) shot…

In any case I am still no closer to answering that question and to be honest, i think i like simply going out and mindlessly taking shots 😉 and often i end up with the most pleasing images (for me anyway) this way.

Anyway, in this image i really like these cool jetty/boat ramp posts that were partially submerged and that formed the basis for the composition, everything else was simply constrained by the light or by distracting elements outside of the visible frame 🙂

This is a manually blended image to achieve the dynamic range of the water in the foreground and the horizon brightness..

techie love:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 69.9s and 30s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9 and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed. Maybe with this one crop from the bottom a fraction?

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