Night shots of the North Carolina Capitol allow me to practice my long exposures.
After the Firefight, the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, is my favorite of the 14 statues on the Capitol grounds. Initially, I was dissatisfied with the blown-out highlights in the background, but now I think the shot may capture the right mood for this close-up.
“To use a camera as a means of artistic expression, a certain quality of spirit must be brought to aid light and air.”
Bayard Wootten, 1926
This quotation is one of my favorites, and I hope it sets the tone for this blog. I’ve discovered that photography is so much more than being able to snap a good picture. As an art form, photography requires an investment of the self. But while the creative act may be intensely personal, I often feel an equally intense need to share the result, the creation. From that need comes this blog.