More Reflecting on Bodie

What I love about photographing reflections is the partial surrendering of control to chance, the serendipitous distortions, the discovery of accidental collage, and the ambiguous shift between foreground and background. Is it Fine Art? That doesn’t matter. It’s fun.

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Why are these all in black & white? Well, some of them look pretty good in color. But color adds a lot more information to the picture — information that helps distinguish foreground from background, reflection from non-reflection. It distracts the eye from shape and texture. I just like the playfulness of ambiguity in these pictures without color, thank you.

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Tim Messick Photography • Graphics
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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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One Response to More Reflecting on Bodie

  1. Rick York says:

    Tim – All of these images are fantastic!!! Choosing b/w was the correct decision too. These certainly present a new and wonderful way to view Bodie, an extensively (overly?) photographed location. Rick

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