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It takes two……

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It takes two days, weeks, months, etc. to realize what you want to do. It takes a breath…..or two, to not always be judgmental and opinionated. It takes two years or decades to figure out that not everything needs to be rationalized.

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When I hit August and see the colors change I feel the inspiration taking a break too. At least a month or two. Light changes though. That slightly different angle how light illuminates subjects can completely change how I perceive things. Without explanation and hesitation I start to see and feel images again.

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The change of the season nearing the end of the year is introduced with longer and deeper shadows. Prettier light too. Just observe the leaves and how light comes filtered through. That light my friend, is what photography is all about. Don’t be bothered with genres and gear, just enjoy that light.

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Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

33 thoughts on “It takes two……

  1. Exactly right… its the light. So simple, yet sometimes so easy to forget. Thanks for the thought.

  2. The shot taken from above the square is not only brilliant but also supports everything you say about the light at this time of year.

  3. I like your pictures, and concept of a good photo. These are all full of extra detail, simply because they’re portrayed in greyscale (Black and White). Beautiful job, interesting photos…

  4. It’s only since i have taken up photography as a hobby (when I retired) that I’ve truly come to appreciate the Light.

    It’s magical. Love you B & W images in this post.

  5. After all there’s “photo” in photography. The same place can totally change in apperance with the course of the sun during the day.
    For me it started with Rembrandt, da Vinci, Ingres, Dürer…. the fine arts. They really had a phantastic sense for the lighting.

    cheers
    Stefan

  6. Fantastic set, Wouter. Nice to see you back, and with such strength and energy in the images. All are great, but I’m partial to the dog walker, with it’s wonderful and unusual use of space and shadow.

  7. Splendid images, all four! How very lucky we are in our part of the world to have seasons, and the changeable and sometimes challenging light that comes with them. I find it difficult to choose a favourite, they all have their own unique quality. However, if I had to vote, number three would earn an extra point:-)

  8. I find this article really inspiring. Especially the word saying “not everything needs to be rationalized”. I these days feel the same after years of studying at university full of logics.

    1. Between the logics that differentiates us and our understandings there is emotion that bounds us too, Hidenori. There is theory to understand the logic and our feelings to practice it.

  9. Hallo. Mijn oog viel op het ‘You may Like’-lijstje in de Reader. Daar stond je naam tussen; en die kwam me bekend voor. Daarna herinnerde ik me dat komt via mijn goede vriend Björn Utpott. Voor zover ik hier heb rondgekeken, maak je prachtige foto’s. Verder kan ik me goed vinden in: Don’t be bothered with genres and gear, just enjoy that light. Ik heb de follow-knop ingedrukt; en ben benieuwd. Groet, harrie.

  10. I truly enjoy your light that make my October days. I truly adore your light & your perspectives. They blow my mind just as much as I drown in these days of changing light, my friend.

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

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