“An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.”
The Notre Dame cathedral is one of the many famous landmarks of Paris. She is a magnificent example of gothic architecture. I spent some time on the bridge taking in this unforgettable view. And I know, she had been photographed zillion times, but who cares, this is my shot. 🙂
“New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness if you have no inner stabilizer.”
Second capture in a series of urban exploration of NYC. I guess the city looks better at night when you don’t see the grey concrete, the muted, dull colors and the dirt all over. The neon light provides an artificial glitter. Still, NYC is vibrating, pulsating and is very much alive. This is the city of extremes after all.
Look for the light. Before you start to shoot evaluate the light. The quality of light might be soft, diffuse or hard. The direction of light might be frontal, side or back. Make the subject of your photograph the light.
How true it is. Light can make or break a photograph. There is a reason why photographers like to shoot in the golden hour. Texture and saturation of color are the strongest in the magic hour. Try it and you won’t be disappointed.
“To me a great picture has three components. It has to have nice light. It must have good composition with a background that doesn’t fight with the main subject. And it must capture a moment, which could be an emotion or something that jumps out of the scene.”
I like it. Looks very well said. To me the third component looks to be the most elusive. You must be very lucky to capture that moment…Any comments?