Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A winter morning walk #3

Greene County, Virginia 

Let's stop here for a moment. If I were a plein air painter, which I am not, I would carry a paintbox and a small easel instead of a camera. Alongside the path, I would clamp a small panel in my easel and, facing the line of trees on the edge of that field, paint a quick study—weeds and trees—with a palette of sienna, umber, green and purple.

If I were a painter, my brush could create sycamore trees where they are needed for light and contrast, but as a photographer, I am pleased that nature provided these sycamores, for without them, there would be no picture.


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