Piece description from the artist
One of the things that makes a good photograph is simplicity. Think about what you are trying to create – what is your goal, what are you trying to say, what is the subject – and then remove/minimize all other distractions, either in camera or in processing. Reduce, streamline, boil down. Make it as visually simple as possible to tell your story and meet your goals.
With this image shot in Milwaukee's Lake Park, I wanted to capture the intersection of the tracks in the snow of the rabbit and whatever the other animal was. I framed it in such a way as to show only the snow and the tracks. Any lower, I would have seen the trees in the background. If I had moved back a step, there would have been a park bench in the lower left. It's kind of a departure for me stylistically, but other than removing a few spots, a small bit of level adjustment, and making the image black and white, there is minimal processing. Keeping it simple!
Day 103 of 365
Copyright 2016 Scott Norris Photography
Emotion. Mood. Feelings. This is what I capture through my photographs. Whether it is landscapes, architectural elements, still life, or macros – it is a very personal journey as my own fears, triumphs, beliefs, and shortcomings are exposed with each photo.
Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived thought or plan. I let what is around me dictate what is photographed.
And the shooting is only the first step – a jumping off point. I take the raw images and create what I see in my mind’s eye. Coaxing out textures present in the shot – sometimes adding them. Enhancing the contrast of light and dark to create the mood and emotions I felt and feel. In the end, it’s all about listening to my heart and mind and creating a visual representation of what I feel the moment the shutter is released.
I'm a native Texan currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my lovely wife and son.