Photography is an elusive art. Like most forms of self-expression it rarely relies on just a few simple and easily defined ingredients. It usually takes a varied and eclectic mix of the obvious aspects, including light, shade and colour, each to different degrees but not necessarily all of them at once. It also needs the more elusively defined aspect of mood. Both the photographer and the viewer bring mood to a photograph. It can be partly due to our shared store of cultural references, but also due to our own personal histories.
I took the photograph below on an early evening walk – I loved the stillness of the water and the vibrant sky, all emphasized by the frame of darkened foliage. What mood do you bring to this image…?
It can be found on my flickr page, here .