Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pond Hockey

    Photography is not difficult because you need to know how to handle a camera.  Handling a camera is more simple than handling a large sail boat, and only slightly more complicated than driving.  What makes photography difficult is that when you create a "perfect" picture you really haven't accomplished the goal.  In most other professions if you do something perfectly you have accomplished your goal.  If a dentist creates a perfect filling then he has done a great job, or if a plumber fixes the leak he is done.  But if a photographer creates a perfect picture it is of not interesting unless it also has something eye catching.  I am always searching for different ways to look at things and for things that are a little weird.  This photograph has both, it has a reflection in the hockey player's visor that shows the pond hockey rink.  Plus the hockey player is yelling to encourage his teammates so it makes the photograph eye catching.

--Darren Breen

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