Monday, January 03, 2011

Rainbow connection

London, ON, March 2010
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I'm pretty sure the colors are in the wrong order to properly reflect an optically pure rainbow. But I'm not one to disturb a subject - even an inanimate one - for the sake of some aesthetic ideal, and the journalist in me says just shoot it as it is. Mucking around with it would kind of violate the entire point, no?


Steve Gravano said...

I think that a journalistic photograph should be as unaltered and free of the photographer's influence as possible. Whereas the art of creative photography is completely the opposite. That said, even the lens chosen for a particular photo and the angle the photographer makes the photo from will taint the image the viewer ultimately sees.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Order is in the eye of the beholder, don't u think? Besides if u had put it in color order wouldn't that have been predictable? wth wants that???lol... U strike me as being that different drummer.Then again, aren't most creative people?

Tabor said...

I have on occasion moved a blade of grass or picked up a leaf, or in my garden, cut a flower in the foreground...but you are correct in that is should be what your eyes sees.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be as eye-catching if the order was predictable.

Rebecca said...

very cool

that guy said...

i love this pic!

if i had taken it i would have used it for the TP family pics...

a family.
of color.
of one mind.

can't wait for a new round of TP!

know i have been out of the TP loop for a few weeks mostly due to time constraints and printer issues and 'puter issues and camera issues...( and a whole bunch of other lame excuses!)

happy New Year!

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