SEEN: Moments are fleeting
BY CHRISTOPHER SMITH World Photo Editor
Sunday, November 04, 2012
11/04/12 at 3:34 AM
Editor's note: Seen is a weekly feature showcasing the work of a Tulsa World photojournalist.
For daily assignment photojournalists, photographing something like the changing colors of fall is a departure. It allows us to slow down a bit.
Normally, the pace of our day is quick, even hectic. Moments are fleeting, so we have to act fast to capture an image.
So, I always welcome a chance to get out and walk in nature, to work on a photo a bit longer.
Photographing fall colors this year has been a challenge. Many trees went from green to brown with little color in between. The trees that did present colors did it quickly then lost their leaves. This makes the photos here even more meaningful. Documenting that which is fleeting is challenging but all the more rewarding.
Despite the challenge this year, our photographers managed to take some lovely photos of the leaves. By letting the sun light the leaves from behind, the color becomes luminous.
Photographing the leaves up close offers not only a sense of the color but also of the texture.
Photographing the trees against a blue sky or against less colorful trees really lets the color show, as well.
JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
CHRISTOPHER SMITH/Tulsa World
JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World