Awash – Spectacle Lake

Daily Image - 16 October 2011 - Awash - Spectacle Lake

One thing that differentiates a professional from an amateur photographer is what the great landscape photographer Ansel Adams called “visualisation.” Usually pros know exactly what shot they want, how they want it to look and how to get it. Just the same, no pro is above grabbing a good shot when one gets dropped in his/her lap. Flukes are just as welcome as the perfectly planned shot.

I was out, testing the capabilities of the camera in my new iPhone 4S when this shot presented itself, almost as a gift. The textures, complementary colours, patterns and the movement of the water all combine to produce an extremely pleasing image. Oh, and this camera is definitely no slouch!

Apple iPhone 4S – 35mm – ISO 64 – f2.4 – 1/334.

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About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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