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Light can You Wait? – Old Car

The secret about good photography as I have mentioned before is not rocket science. Yes there are things that you need to know about photography but once again for those who know me you will know how I stress the importance of waiting for the light, waiting for the elements to come together. Light can you wait?

The Key lie in  do we have the patience to wait as I mentioned in the previous blog?

In this series of pictures of the old rustic car which is one of my favourite subjects to shoot.When Vicki and I arrived there  the scene wasn’t that interesting. The light wasn’t over powering brilliant but that was about to change.Light can you wait?

On the horizon there was a few scattered clouds  and they were coming our way. I’m alway reading the skies and that is also a key in getting lovely shots. I said to Vicki , “If we wait long enough this average scene is going to pop and transform into something that will be awesome.” Light can you wait?

So we waited and waited and waited.We sat, talked, sat, talked and talked and sat.

When the clouds come the light is totally transformed and when you have a good sky to work with, there is no such thing as bad light in my point of view.

When the elements come together it’s outstanding, it’s humbling and as a photographer it’s moving. I never get tired of an outstanding sky and you can throw a sky my way any time.Light can you wait?

These shots were taken over a 30 minute timescale as it was changing all the time and the drama was forming in the heavens above us.

The key in getting a shot that you really like, or is different from others lies in the willingness to wait and to have that thing we call ” Patience” Ive asked the question several times throughout this blog so I’ll end with it. Light can you wait?

Time is ever changing and moving too quickly and each ruin or old car that I come across shows how quickly time is moving when you reflect on it.

Pete Dobré

Author Pete Dobré

Pete's photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Gandparent's sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia. Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete's work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia. He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete's passion began. Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, 'There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.' Pete's aim as a photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God's awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God's creativity, then he is quietly satisfied. As a photographer Pete's inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete's love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

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