Moon & Monuments – Art of Photography
It was festival time and I was strolling and exploring the places of decoration and celebration. As I started engaging with the surrounding, I started looking beyond the earthly space and it had to be skyward. In the first look itself I was stuck, the sky was clear and moon was conspicuous in its presence. And I landed from the sky trip on the earth, the-connect had already been established…I was standing next to a decorated monument and the distant moon seemed was next to me.
In no time my photographer’s hat was on…
Night photography is not easy; it takes lot more efforts and better skill than when you do the day photography. The difference is the light but at the same time black background can always lit the object and the subject…it all depends how you look at things and what is the scene you want to capture and what is story you want to narrate…
There is a greater opportunity to connect the earth with the sky and if connected properly it appears as if there is a convergence of light and darkness. The subject we choose on the earth makes a difference when placed next to the object on the sky…the monument and the moon makes is magical, as there is a lingering mystery that glories in the black backdrop. By playing around with the colours of the monuments and the colours of the illumination one can create wonders with the pictures you want capture through your lens.
The representation of historical monuments and with the manifestation of imagination of the artists, it creates magic in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is always exemplified in the darkness of night, night ignites our senses…it tantalizes and triggers our other senses as seeing gets restricted in the night. Our eye gets focused on the subject with light and objects in the background without the light get lost in the darkness.
It is all about how we visualize things and conceptualize our thoughts to create a picture and to convey the story that is inspiring. Photography is a visual art form and it needs the power imagination to conceptualize a story to be captured in a photo through our combination of lens and skills. We may not always have the best of both world, we need play and perfect the best possible combination in the given circumstances to be able to produce the best shot. It is not that the moment gets created and it waits for us to capture in our camera, it happens and it happens in its own time and place.
We are lucky to be there at the right time and right place…luckier if our camera is there with us and the setting goes the way we would like it to be for the perfect picture… the moon and monument provides that subject that can go well with the object.
In essence the art of photography is sometime all about;