In their now classic book “Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking” , David Bayles and Ted Orland say that “vision is always ahead of execution— and it should be.” With that thought lurking in my mind ( it always is..) I took the above shot on the top of the barrier dune on the outer banks shortly after a very warm September sunrise. Did the execution of the shot match my vision of it, No….but I gotta tell you it came close. For me, the right side of the image is on the money. The far left is overexposed just a tad but overall I was pleased with this one. It is certainly a shot and a light situation I will remember . As Bayles and Orland point out, “What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece.”
“Art and fear” was first printed in 1993. It’s still very much in print and continues to be the must have handbook for anyone producing artwork. Regardless of whether you do your work in in Photography, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, textiles…whatever…..You should really read this little book. Thanks for the look, Have a great evening and a great weekend.