The Tipping Point
A shadow’s reflection. The two joining to form a triangle, poised on its tip. Perfectly balanced, like a spinning top.
This is what I love about photography. This search for the temporary, the fleeting, the ephemeral. That moment in time when the light and the building interact in just this way. And I am there to capture it – right at the tipping point.
Each moment is different. The light changes; a cloud may pass in front of the sun. I walk in front of the building, instead of in back. I look left instead of right. So many things conspire to bring me to this perfect instant. To this particular image.
And the thing is, even if this image had never happened, there would have been another one to take its place. Some other unique combination of light and circumstance for me to capture.
Around every corner, there are photographs waiting to be created. Waiting for me to gather up the light and lines and textures and color, weaving them into a singular partnership.
This too is what I love about photography. That the possibilities are endless and ever-changing. That each moment holds within it a tipping point, that perfect balance from which a photograph is born.
Texture Tuesday Processing
The image was first converted to black and white in Adobe Camera Raw.
- Run the CoffeeShop Storybook Vintage action
- Process my Midtone Contrast action to bring out the textures
- Add the Felecity texture, blend mode = Overlay
- Increase contrast with a Levels adjustment
- Add a vignette with the Quick Edge Burn action by Pioneer Woman
Linking with Texture Tuesday