The Home Place: A Fine Art Photograph

There are few days in January that bring opportunity to capture images of our little piece of Texas, this particular day revealed itself in rich colors and drama that makes us happy to live in the country. Our home place has been in the family since the early 1900’s and has been a part of many memories for several generations.

At daylight, it was awfully foggy. The heavy air had settled close to the earth, shrouding everything in a white cloak. As the morning wears on, the sun does its best to pierce the fog, allowing the scene to unfold. Patience is the key in landscape photography-a moment too soon and the scene hasn’t developed, a moment too late, the scene is passed. Time changes everything as the sun’s heat dissipates the thick blanket that once covered our part of the creek bottom.

Seattle Space Needle, From Underneath.

The Seattle Space Needle juts from the landscape, it’s hard to miss. With its iconic architectural elements and the promises of a great view from the height, it draws crowds that visit with camera in hand. Okay, I’ll bite…

The thing about such structures that invite hoards of tourists each year, is that mostly the pictures that emerge, are basically the same. I avoided taking the obligatory snapshots, and tried to get something that remotely resembled a photograph that had forethought. Appreciating the work of such an architectural and construction undertaking, I delayed our entry to get the shots. It seems anyone traveling with me experiences delays while I shoot. It’s a secondary price they pay to see the sights.

Seattle Space Needle ©Adam Graser Photography