Photographers are often described as having ‘a good eye’ – that being the ability to see an image amidst the the visual overload of everything around us. One frequent frustration however is that cameras don’t have the ability to replicate what the human eye sees; so that wonderful image of the sun setting that you ‘see’ is much harder to replicate in camera due to the limitations of equipment. Camera sensors have a limited ‘dynamic range’ and so can’t replicate extremes of light and dark well. Sometimes however a camera’s limitations can be of help.
This next image was taken one morning as I walked down the stairs in the house of the lovely family I was staying with in Kentucky. (I was there working at the World Equestrian Games.) It has got me thinking that limitations can sometimes provide a different perspective.