Posted on January 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Seeking balance …
A frozen beaver pond along the Snake River and the surrounding snowbanks show an astonishing variety of blue tones.
FRISCO — During the past few weeks photographing along the Snake River, I found myself thinking a lot about the balance between light and shadow, and even more, trying to balance the brilliant winter sunlight with the cool green and blue shadows of the forest. In part, it’s a question of timing; setting up in the right spot when there’s just enough half-light filtering in to show some detail. In other shots, I tried to play the light against the dark, creating drama and interest from the contrasts. Some shots work, some don’t but it’s always worth the effort.
This was the scene that really crystallized the idea of light and dark as the yin and yang of a photographic meditation.
The iPhone Instagram app helped add more contrast to this view.
A bit too much light on the foreground, with some of the details burned out, but the half-light on the shadowed creek has great depth.
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