|Sunset, California - Stallion Springs, California|
This was captured while standing in my yard. It was an ordinary location, but at the same time an extraordinary scene.
In that original post, I wondered if the scene was most important, or the photographer's vision. I said, "An ordinary photo of the Grand Canyon is better than a really good photo of the drainage ditch next to the highway." I also said, "The photographer is what makes the scene great."
|Lampshade - Goodyear, Arizona|
A photograph of an ordinary subject that was used in that very first blog post.
I see great photographs all of the time of very ordinary things. The photographer had the vision to create an amazing piece of art from something no one else would have looked twice at.
|Colorado River From Hoover Dam - Hoover Dam, Nevada|
A photograph of an extraordinary subject that was used in that very first blog post.
I think that when photographic vision and great scenes are combined together in an image, there is something magical about that. There is a benefit to finding and photographing great scenes.
|Boulder Bay - Big Bear Lake, California|
Big Bear is so beautiful that an ordinary photograph at a local park looks extraordinary.
The take-away here is that when photographic vision and great scenes merge together, that is when amazing things happen. Great scenes don't need to be in some far off location. Look for them around you, like in the image at the top (Sunset, California), which I captured while standing in my own yard.