Monday, November 21, 2005

Painterly photos 1: Kangaroo Lake

Just returned from a three-day mental health break in Door County, Wisconsin. The first morning I had planned to sleep in since the weather report called for grey skies in the morning - nothing special in the way of photo taking. I woke up just as dawn was breaking to realize that a gorgeous sunrise was taking place without me.

I quickly dressed, grabbed my camera bag, and headed to Kangaroo Lake, a place I had photographed many times before. I'm a big fan of watercolor painting (I even studied it in art school many years ago), and I couldn't help but notice on the drive north how many locations seemed to evoke paintings I had seen by many talented Door County artists.

I decided to try to concentrate this weekend on capturing "painterly" photographs - pictures that evoke the same moods that a deftly rendered watercolor can accomplish.

More to come.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.


John said...

Wow!! That's gorgeous!! Great job on the composition.

eph2810 said...

This is a gorgeous picture...