31 Jan 19 One of the things I'm hearing more and more from those who offer photographic advice is that photographers should think of themselves as artists. It is almost becoming a mantra in the "arena' of photography and to some degree a bit irritating to my way of thinking. The artist aspect definitely has it's place and, unless one is doing strictly documentary photography, should be given its due, but the emphasis being put on it is becoming a bit much from my perspective. That said, there is another adage almost universally applied to the field that goes "whatever you shoot, make it your own." That one I totally agree with and in as much as more and more folks are shooting the same shots over and over again, there is a challenge, and I think a fun one, to make your shot of something everyone else is shooting, or has shot, stand out. Not always as easy to do as to say, but at least something for which to strive. The Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is likely in the top 5 most photographed sights in the park, and getting something different is always a challenge. Today's submission is that of the falls in the autumn when there isn't all that much water flowing in the river. But that just means there is an opportunity to concentrate on the canyon walls with the falls as the icing on the cake. I've tried to sculpt the light to give the canyon walls the feeling of depth that the eye sees but the flat photo can't recreate. For this Theatrical Thursday we'll call that creative.
Other than the light sculpting this is what the camera recorded. Almost 3-D Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/400 sec @ f / 9.