Monday, January 25, 2010

on photography

Occasionally I take a picture that I'm very happy with, but for every one great moment, atmosphere, story or occasion I capture, there are countless more that are badly framed, badly lit, or I find myself unable to capture the beauty that I can see with my naked eye. I could happily spend a good few hours on flickr soaking up the wealth of interesting images, colours, textures, moments...

The following few photos were take by my dad, who has taken photos both professionally and personally for many years. When I look at these they evoke quite an emotion in me - I really think he really has captured the moment in each of these pics. I think they are amazing. I wonder if I would enjoy them so much if they had been taken by anyone other than my dad? What do you think?My conclusion: Photography is a skill not to be underestimated.
I'm also on the look out for a photographer to capture the moment on 29th January 2011 - the BIG day, I think they call it!

8 comments:

debbie said...

You dad certain has a talent there. The photos are amazing, look at that little bird...fantastic.

Kate said...

amazing pics! love the robin!

Check out http://www.lucywaltersphotography.co.uk/, she did our wedding photography and was amazingly awesome and very sweet :)

Gina said...

Fabulous photos! What a very talented dad ypu have.

The Curious Cat said...

why the big day? Your father is very talented! I love these - but! You can still learn! There is always potential! xxx

Kitty said...

Well he's not my dad, and I think they're wonderful! I have caught the photgraphy bug pretty badly, and am always happy to look at stunning photos like that.

I hope you feel better soon, by the way. x

angharad handmade said...

The photos are lovely. Very exciting that your are planning your big day.
Hope you're feeling better. x

emma lamb said...

i love the robin in action shot! so cute... :)

and how fab that you've set the date, i had to look twice because i thought it was this weekend!
i have no idea about photographers, but i always thought that putting those disposable cameras on the dining tables, so that your guests can capture some moments, was a great idea... :)

emma
x

ps ~ thank you again for your Poppies nomination!

silverpebble said...

The two cold pictures are stunning, beautiful, but the robin! It's fantastic! Your Dad is seriously talented.