I know some of you read a blog from a brilliant photographer and journalist by the name of David McMahon of Authorblog. In fact, through his recurring "Post of the Day" article a few of us have become acquainted.
It's through his photography and informative (and generally witty) commentary that made me compose that sunrise picture a little different. David would be the first to tell you to look beyond the obvious image and find something that is out of the ordinary, or that captures the subject in an unfamiliar way.
Such was my intent yesterday. At first, I looked at the magnificent colors as the sun shown through the clouds and trees. My natural reaction was to frame the shot so the roof tops were not visible at all, but then I looked at it again and saw the silhouette, that to me, looked like the great pyramids. "Aha, that's a more interesting view," I thought.
The point to all this is I've come to have a better (or at least different) appreciation for subject matter in my photographs. Thanks for the pointers David!
If you haven't had the opportunity to check out his site, by all means go by and have a look. Click here. Like Bill Cosby would say in the Fat Albert show, "If you're not careful you might just learn something."
Here's the first picture
Here it is again in the afternoon
Oh, and what's this?
Well look at that. It's the Sphinx in front of the pyramids!
I just about have another short story ready to post. Maybe by tomorrow.