September 10, 2008

Magic Circle

This summer I captured a number of images outside, late in the evening, in near darkness.  Predictably these images turned out to be grainy.  They meant something to me as I remembered the context in which they were taken but they were not much to look at on their own.

This is the type of image I have really enjoyed working with over the past few months. As I work with these pictures I am always surprised, and often quite delighted, by what I find there.  

This image captured a simple circle of chairs on a patio surrounding a fountain and illuminated by candlelight. In its original form it was dark and grainy and boring.  As I worked with it I found the edges and filtered the product then enhanced the colors that remained.  I thought the image I arrived at shared my appreciation of the warm candlelight and the dreamlike quality of late night conversation. 

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