We’re going to start off the week by traveling to the top of a volcano in Bali. The background fog separates the rich shadows and green hues, and the contrast boosts the saturation, helping us to feel the atmospheric moisture in the scene.
In Frame: December 28, 2016
This is clearly not D.C., but it’s taken by, Bo Tan, a Chinese photographer currently based in the district. As a person and a photographer, I have particular interests: the colors green, blue, and orange, mountains, gas stations, and mid-afternoon sunlight that softens hues a little while still creating odd shadows. Bo’s image has all of that in a wonderfully framed scene.
I love that Exposed DC has the ability to illuminate places that local photographers travel and document. I’m excited to see my peers’ adventures on my screen, vicariously living through your pictures. Keep making clever frames my D.C. metro friends!
(And don’t forget to enter your photographs — of D.C. by D.C. photographers — in our annual contest before January 11.)
In Frame: October 31, 2016
Greetings, Bo Tan! This image has a lot going on in the frame, but it works. The different shades of green combined with the shadows and spots of dappled lighting create dynamic textures and depth. By the way, oddities in pictures are always delights for me–are those bridal figurines?
Don’t forget this Friday is the opening reception of our new exhibit at the Crystal City Fotowalk. We hope to see you there!
In Frame: August 24, 2016
This little girl’s excitement captures how I feel when I stumbled upon Wells Baum’s Instagram feed. It’s a collection of trees, colorful shapes, and clever abstraction—it’s no surprise why I like it. This image is delightful in it’s spirit and wonderfully framed. Also, I really hope that is a drawing of an apple saying, “Avocado.”
In Frame: August 10, 2016
One of my favorite things in life are woods thick with trees, featuring thousands of shades of greens. I love to look at images of these landscapes— and photographing them too. There’s something about the forest that captures my happiness, during all seasons and in different parts of the world. And so this photograph by Frank Hallam Day stuck with me. The circular glow illuminates the colors and shadows of the branches and leaves. But, because the flash of light is used to reveal the vegetation, the image is exposed for the sky, creating a strangely eerie yet pleasant tonal atmosphere.