Tag Archives: light and shade

Photographing scenes in Siouxland, Hillview Park in Hinton

15 Jul

I always find it interesting when visiting places in Siouxland or elsewhere how people interpret those visits. Especially doing so through photographs the viewer can take away a myriad of perceptions. And it all depends on what the photographer has in mind. Does he or she what people to see something in particular or take away a certain viewpoint of what they themselves encountered? One can only speculate. But a line from a Christmas movie kind of sums it up when the character said “Seeing is believing,” not believing is seeing.” And so too a photographer’s interpretation of what is seen.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A difference in exposure changes a scene in rural Woodbury County, Iowa Tuesday June 26, 2018. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

A difference in exposure changes a scene in rural Woodbury County, Iowa Tuesday June 26, 2018. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Sunshine in Siouxland, Bow Valley, NE

12 Apr

Like many parts of the country, Siouxland is experiencing an extended winter season with only a spritz of sunshine appearing now and again. It will be nice to see on a regular basis again along with warmer temps, but until then one can only be patient and have another cup of coffee.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Shapes and angles created by sun and shade in Bow Valley, Nebraska Thursday, March 22, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Only the Shadow Knows in Siouxland, Sioux City

4 Apr

A radio program from the 1930’s, “The Shadow“, was a popular detective story about an individual heard but never really seen. And sometimes photography is like that, an image that provokes a feeling, mood or some other etherial interpretation. And sometimes “seeing” something mundane, as a shadow on a building gives fleeting thoughts to something, not really definitive, but there. And there are times when traveling about Siouxland lends itself to such an opportunity, if one only is aware.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Roofers removing old shingles cast reflections on a house next door Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Roofers removing old shingles cast reflections on a house next door Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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