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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

Monday, July 5, 2010

Grand Canyon in Morning Light 7-20-07

This photograph from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon taken in Golden Hour light typifies the interplay of light and shadow that excites me. Two shafts of light draw the eye to different areas of the photo. Further exploration reveals a gradation from foreground shadow to mid-ground mid-tones and finally background highlights. The combination of light, shadow and atmospheric perspective creates a feeling of depth, and it evokes in me a quiet, moody sense of awe. Canon 20D f/22 1/8 sec. ISO 100 75-300mm lens @300mm 6:31 AM  To see a larger version of this photograph, click here.