By Scott Shephard
If you read the one-line tease for this post, the answer is, no I couldn't resist posting another GJ photo. I do strive fo a bit of photographic diversity in what I do in this blog, but, as I said yesterday, most of the photos I took last week were of granddaughter Glenyce Jane.
For those interested in photography, I have a little insight on this photo. First, why black and white? Answer: As much as I liked the cute outfit and matching hat GJ's mom Katie had dressed her in, I found that in this shot the color drew too much attention. Black and white reduces a photo to lines, contrast and light. (Also, I'm a little old fashioned - I like black and white portraiture.)
The second thing I will suggest is that this profile portrait of Glenyce is a good example of a classic style of portrait lighting called "Rembrandt lighting." Was I aiming for this in this shot? Nope. Frankly, I was just aiming for a focused photo. GJ hasn't learned to pose yet and seems to be a perpetual motion machine.
And what do I really like about this photo? I like the open-mouthed wonder on Glenyce Jane's face. Frankly, that's how I look most of the time I am watching her.