As I continue my journey in photography, I am learning that the best pictures are those that leave you wanting more. A great food picture leaves you drooling and wondering how to make the food or get your hands on it in some way. A great landscape picture transports you to that place. Sometimes the best pictures just leave you pondering how the photographer found themselves in the place to take such a picture.
My challenge for my own photography has been to find a story in every situation and to capture that story in still life. The real challenge is to leave the viewer wondering what the story is. Some images really need the background, but my favorites leave the story up to the viewer.
Beth and I spent a couple of days last week up in the New York City area. I captured the photo below at Pier C Park in Hoboken, NJ across the Hudson River from New York City. What do you think is going on here? Is he sad? praying? just tired after a long day?
What do your favorite photographs do for you? Feel free to share your story with me.
I love photography and I like what you said that a good pictures leaves you wanting more or trying to figure out the meaning.
Maria Iemma says
I live in NY and never tire of the skyline – I have taken pictures from a viewpoint over the Hudson River in the Palisades – however I am not as good a photographer.
It really is a beautiful skyline. One thing I have learned over this past year is that the best camera is the one you have and the picture is the one you take. Even my worst picture is better than none at all.
Cynthia R says
my favorite photographs remind me of something, actually being there, what I was feeling, thinking, etc. I love a good photograph, good luck!
I love a photograph that truly transports you somewhere or that really expresses what a person must be going through. It is so inspiring to see those kinds of photographs. Definitely what I aspire to!
JR Frugalmom says
I agree with you, I love it when you long for more, or when a photo tells a story. Great image!
Anita L says
It truly is amazing how photography can effect the mind. I love a photo like this that gives you something to imagine or think about. 🙂
joseph gersch says
this photo appears like you are sad (slouched over)
Michelle S says
such a gorgeous skyline! I have only “been” to NY via JFK Airport, but someday I would love to visit and take in the scenery.
amanda whitley says
when the pictures come out good it can enhance the viewing experience. bring back more vivid memories. i want to learn to take good pictures to capture moments of my kids growing up.
I say he looks tired.
Marti Tabora says
When I take a great picture that means something to me, I never get tired of looking at it. It doesn’t even have to be a picture that others would think is beautiful, just as long as I love it.