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Ansel Adams once said that a true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. He then went one to write volumes about his photographs, and he would apparently talk about them to anyone who would listen. So much for pithy quotes. Since this is my blog, I will ignore Ansel Adams, and I will use this space to share the stories behind some of my favorite photographs: what I saw when I created the images, how the photos came to be, and why they are important to me. Consider this a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process. If you like what you see here, please visit my photography website: RobertBurnsPhotography.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mackinac Island 9-10-06

Here is another take on the Man vs. Nature theme. In this photo of two lighthouses at Mackinac Island on Lake Huron, Michigan, I placed the lighthouses at the bottom of the photo. Here the dark clouds dominate, rendering the lighthouses tiny and insignificant. For me, this scene evokes a feeling of isolation.  The early morning sun wraps around the mechanical lighthouse in the foreground, giving it a three-dimensional quality. The clouds are lit from below, adding depth and an ominous tone. Canon 20D f/10 1/160 sec. ISO 400 28-200mm lens @ 90mm RobertBurnsPhotography.com

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