Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Bit Edgy???

Sooooo, as I'm composing a photo, I'm always on the lookout for something that will cause one to take a second look and hold their attention a bit longer.  Awhile back, Chad gave me the greatest compliment when he said that he often goes back to look at a particular photo of mine.  (Thank you, Chad, that just made my day!)  When I'm out and about, I'm always looking for unique settings to use for portrait photography.  Currently, where I live, there is major construction on the roads, and stockpiled right off a freeway on ramp were these huge cement pipes and cubes - I guess for a drainage system.  After we did the more traditional engagement shots last weekend, I told my son and his fiancee, I wanted to do something different.  They decided to change their clothing, and their monochrome outfits looked perfect for what I had in mind.  We pulled off the highway, and immediately saw a sign that said, 'no through traffic, no public parking'.  My son said this was just a 'suggestion' and didn't exactly say, 'no trespassing' or 'if you enter and take photographs here you will be carted off to jail', so we took our chances.  By now it was totally dark, so my off camera lighting was my car headlights.  Kind of edgy, kind of editorial, kind of high fashion?  I don't know exactly what the right adjective is to describe these shots, but I really like them.  But the real question is,  do they make you want to take a closer look?????