A Dash of Color

Last summer I had the great fortune to be able to go to England and amongst my time there I was able to see everything fro Spitfires flying over the countryside to the canal district of London. On a photo walk in London the group ventured along the canals which are enormously long and have so very unique history to them. Unfortunately that history I’m not so good with. But the one thing I noticed is color. Everything there was green or some sort of shade of green. The boats are the most unique aspect alongside the architecture that goes alongside the canals. This one stood more then the rest.

Two things to think about here. First off on a photowalk I tend to go minimally, one body and one lens on a camera strap. Less to carry and more of a challenge for the old noggin. Secondly this was taken with the 18-35mm on the D750. A small body and a wide lens because I knew architecture and landscapes were the primary focus nothing far away and nothing super detailed. It’s a fast lens and a sharp one at that. Now back to this little boat. I don’t know what they were thinking when they painted it nor how many times they did paint it but it stands out. On a photowalk if you just come away with one image that stands out in your files, then you’re doing good because they are hard. Exciting and new but hard to come away with something great.

What Does Cliche Mean in Photography?

We’ve all heard about those images that everybody takes whether it’s the railroad tracks, the road leading to the horizon, the feet hanging over a building or something like that. They were images that at one point were ground breaking and yet have become cliche because everyone does them now. The question is, just because everyone takes them should you?

When I took this shot I was thinking just that. It was another one of those paths off to the distance surrounded by trees. It’s been done more times then I can account but that doesn’t change the reason why I took it. I captured this image because I wanted to preserve this memory. I was in England at Wandlebury Park. I might never get back there in my life and if I wanted to tell the story of this place to somebody then I would want this photograph. So yes it is rather cliche but to me it’s a memory and that’s what some of these photos that are known as being kinda cliche should be remembered for. They are memories of experiences that you have and don’t want to forget.

Image Captured with Nikon 1 V3

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