Two People, a River and a Barn

By: danitacahill

Jun 24 2012

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Category: Color, Fall Theme, Farm, Photography, Reflections, Rural Photography, Western

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I pulled into this Santiam River front park one fall morning with the intention of photographing this barn.

I got butterflies of excitement when I saw people on the dock. When I noticed one of them was wearing a red jacket, I would have jumped up and down for joy if I hadn’t still been inside my vehicle. The color red can add magic to a photograph, especially in this case where it echoes the color of the barn.

Once I grabbed my camera, , made a few setting adjustments and clambered out of the car, there was no time for joyful jumping – I had to shoot quickly before the people left the dock.

I played paparazzi and fired off some frames before walking down to visit with the fishermen. The fish weren’t biting and the fishermen were indeed getting ready to leave.

Figures can add so much to a photograph. They can breathe life into it. Without the people in this shot, it would be a rather run-of-the-mill snapshot.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


One comment on “Two People, a River and a Barn”

  1. Barbara wrote on my Facebook link: “It also helps that the people are unrecognizable, so you don’t need to have a signed release form to sell the photo.”

    I answered: “They’re not recognizable to us Barbara, but the fishermen could probably recognize themselves. So, I would still legally need a model release form to sell this photo. Unless it was sold for “editorial purposes” to newspapers or magazines (or used on this blog).. No release form required in that case.”

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