Colors

December 2nd, 2006

06 Colors
Sometimes it isn’t about the light. Here the light is simply soft and unobtrusive. It’s the colors that I was working with in this composition. I saw the possibilities provided by the yellow flowers and green leaves. I asked the model to lie down in the stream and cover herself with the black mud in the stream bed. It was a hot day for once, so this wasn’t a huge sacrifice for her. I wanted the rich black as a background for the bright colors. I was also trying to change the way the model’s figure was seen, and to work on the theme of the unity of the figure with nature. You can probably draw some ideas about the woman as water symbol, earth mother, mother nature from this and many of my other photos. Those are the themes I work on all the time.

This photo was taken in a stream feeding into a small lake near my home in Ohio. While I often travel to different locations to do photos, I also work near my home and just where ever I happen to be when an opportunity for a photo comes my way. Most lakes have a lot of shallow swampy areas on the upstream end. There are usually beautiful backgrounds there.

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