A Little Piece of the New Hampshire Landscape
Once in a while something really nice makes itself known to your camera and you can’t wait to share it. This Japanese Maple is next to my brother’s home in New Hampshire. We spent a few days there visiting and on this particular morning I headed out early to photograph the area but gave up when it started to rain hard.
While we were enjoying breakfast, the rain stopped and and the sun stated to work its way through the clouds causing the wet landscape around the house to glow, particularly this Japanese maple with its red leaves. As much as I was enjoying the conversation, this was one photograph I could not pass up the opportunity to create.
How I Did It – Deciding how to express beauty in a photograph is as important as discovering the beauty. In this case I felt inspired by the French Impressionists and their interpretation of light and color. What was going on in front of my lens was all about the play of light and color and not the beautiful tree. I used a tighter composition to keep the tree and the background somewhat abstract. Thanks for the inspiration Claude Monet.
Thank you Cynthia
Beautiful composition and colors!!
Very nice. No offense but it would make a great jigsaw puzzle. We think of NH as a fall destination for color so this is great for spring.
I’m finding that spring colors are almost as fascinating as the fall colors everywhere. Jigsaw puzzle huh? That idea never occurred to me, Ralph.
Beautiful color and light Rich. Your framing focuses right in on what you were seeing and wanting to share.
Thanks Denise. It was one of those moments when the light was just perfect and magical.
Hey… just wanted to say that I could not wait to view tis as a print… once I got back from my travels I headed over to the gallery to view it. I was transfixed by its beauty and believe me … its a stellar print!!!!!
Thanks Mike. That means a lot to me, especially coming from you. It is one that I’m very proud of.