12-14-13 Awakening

2013 12-14 Awakening by Watertown, South Dakota, photographer Scott Shephard

Yesterday I went to Minneapolis and Saint Paul with a few of the second year LATI photo/media students. This photo was taken on our last stop at the Como Park Conservatory, which is a great place to visit on a cold December day in part because it is warm and humid inside and in part because the color green abounds. And, as I’ve mentioned, in winter here in South Dakota, I seem to be drawn to green things.

So I like green and yet I’ve stripped the color out of this fern. Why? As a photographer I sometimes like lines, texture and tonality and sometime color distracts us from those things. Over the next few days I will posting a few of my favorites from the Conservatory and from the Minneaplis Institute of Art, where we also stopped for a while. If you want a sneak peak, I’ve posted a few more photos here. (click)

Canon 5DIII 1/50s f/6.3 ISO500 100mm

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