Still Learning To See

When the light is right

I tend to be a photographer who often concentrates on the relationships of form and shape in a scene but when I ignore the light, things often fail to work.  I have deleted thousands of otherwise “great” photographs because, without the right light, they did not have any soul in them.


The warm light of an October evening, filtered through the haze of the day, bathes the peak colors of the trees on the hillside—plenty of soul in this image. This photograph, which I made just a few miles north of Montpelier at the Wrightsville Reservoir, will also appear in The Governor’s Gallery show.

This entry was published on July 3, 2014 at 7:36 am. It’s filed under Fall colors, John Snell, Photograph, Reflections, Sunset, Vermont, Water and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “When the light is right

  1. Alana Cunningham on said:

    John, I sure would like to see the Governor’s Gallery show; however, since the likelihood of my getting to Vermont is rather small right now, I’ll continue to enjoy the photos you post. I’m sure the display of all your photos together will be delightful! You have a wonderful eye. Thank you for sharing your talents with us and for teaching us to learn to see what we may otherwise have walked by.

  2. Many thanks. The show will be up all summer long so maybe… ! Wherever your summer takes you, enjoy.

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