East Bay Monthly’s Photo Theme: Welcome photographers! Each month we will be posting a photo that ties to a new theme. We will explore many different avenues and encourage all of our followers to post their contributions. Photography is an art form that can be captured with any type of equipment, even a camera phone so please don’t be shy and let your inner Ansel Adams shine!
April Photo Theme: Reflections:
In photography, a great picture can happen by accident. You intend to create one image and end up producing something completely different and beautiful. I wanted to name April’s theme Reflections because often times, the best images or part of an image are the reflections that are captured unintentionally. It could be your shadow in a puddle after a rain shower, or how your glass of water reflects light coming in from the window. The play of light on surfaces produce amazing photography. My Reflections piece occurred while I was walking down Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. I passed an antique store that had intricate and gorgeous furniture on display. In the midst of the treasures was an art deco lamp with a metal base. The rounded shape of the lamp created a “fish eye lens” affect, adding to the overall composition.
Now that I have shared my little masterpiece, I hope to see some of yours. Happy Shooting!
Bincy Stephen, Photographer