What Light Brings
My passion is landscape/outdoor photography. I work primarily during the time of sunrise and sunset. Not only it’s the best time for light but I find that a certain amount of peaceful contemplation helps in my creativity. I use light to reveal what I experience in the landscape. The magic is the light. I find compositions that provide good subjects and textures but it’s always an anchor to the light. I love long exposure photography. this process gives me the freedom to create motion, clear visual distractions, and capture a scene that’s different from what the normal eyes see. This requires the use of neutral density filters. I know most will say with today's technology you can achieve these methods in post-processing, but I rather achieve them in-camera which means more time outdoors and less time in front of my computer.
I feel a print is the stamp of a photographer's process. I love the texture and quality of the fine art cotton papers. Holding a print and feeling the quality while admiring the colors and tones makes those early mornings and bad weather conditions worth the sacrifice. I believe that every step in my photography process tells a little about who I am as a photographer. That illustrates how the complexities of color, light, and nature all come together to form the visual representation of a story I had in mind. If you love photography, you should share what you love. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed my experience and time creating them. www.facebook.com/photobyodell
The art in my show represents my love of nature as a second home. The majority of my photographs were taken in Fredericksburg and King George County. I hope you will enjoy them as they represent my vision of reality. When I see the beauty of nature around me it often takes my breath away and I am at a loss for words to describe what I see and what I feel.
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I spent most of my free time playing outdoors in nature. So when I moved to Virginia in 1985 to work in Dahlgren, I chose to live in the rural county of King George. My photography interests increased when I retired and chose to spend even more time outdoors and become involved in photography groups where I could learn from other local artists.