Nights by the Lake
by Allan Pudlitzke
Camera: Canon 60D
I think we all tend to fall into the trap of abiding by the techniques of others… We slip into this uncontrollable desire to gain the satisfaction of the viewer and fail to inter- pret the photo as our own… When we shoot, we make a photo that is supposedly ours, unless we are shooting for someone else, in that case we are simply serving another with our hobby. We all love the look of the saturated glows of a sunset or sunrise… Or how the creamy texture created with extended shutter releases, some how exudes our level of technicality of the work we produce… We get stuck on what separates the pro from the hobbyist rather than forging originality from our lenses. I too find myself falling into the trap of trying to replicate or reproduce what moistens the lips of 500px followers… Somehow I feel it doesn’t fit me to be another stake in the ground… Nights by the lake tend to lead to interesting thoughts about where we have been, where we are going, and where we wish we were. We always want the best of every- thing, but fail to fully utilize what we have at hand…
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