BLOG #139 3/1/16
The dome covers the pool and makes a warm environment in which to work—here on a cold Fall day
I’m sure that most photographers share my insatiable and compelling desire to make photographs of just about anything I feel I haven’t seen before.
Call us visual omnivores; we’ll use any excuse to look, aim, compose, focus and click the shutter, so the most seemingly ordinary things around us are devoured readily, rapidly, and hungrily. And, if we have a vast visual data bank, it will help us recognize what has been previously photographed——and, then, NOT repeat it; only then can we look for and photograph that which is original, unique, special.
The images in this post were made because they were there, pictures waiting to happen, and I had not quite seen anything like this before. Nature’s immense and varied creativity was offering a feast of beautiful forms, patterns and compositions.
The pool I use to make photographs on and under water is located in Sherman, Connecticut. My models and I can usually work comfortably outside until the middle of the fall, but from around the end of October until May, the weather is frequently very cold. We therefore place a translucent vinyl dome over the pool so that we can then work in the warmth inside the dome.
When winter comes, there are times, during and after a snowstorm when a great deal of snow piles onto the dome. When the snow melts it creates a layer of fluid on and within the dome (because it is humid inside), and following a freeze, ice and frost line both the inside and outside.
The dome with a sheet of ice.
A sheet of ice lines the inside (and outside) of the dome.
The layer of ice which covers both the inside and outside of the dome, developes an infinite number of physical transformations. For a photographer looking for unusual pictures, this phenomenon provides really interesting imagery. Changing from day to night, from day to day, from storm to sun and back again, this plastic dome is a visual gift that keeps on giving rare and one and only images.
Here are a few:
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