Familiarity breeds contempt

By: Darrell Klein

Apr 12 2007

Category: Art, Creativity, Image, photography


Photo:  S.O.S. – Humboldt, TN

The image above is another from my recent trip to West Tennessee.  I have written before about the fact that I seem to hit my creative stride more easily when I am in a place that I am less familiar with. 

This trip was no exception to that.  I just seem to be able to get more focused on my surroundings when I am in unfamiliar surroundings.  I do however find that the quality of the images captured goes up when I am able to return to an unfamiliar place.  The second time around is usually better.  I still get the benefit of the increased focus of an unfamiliar place coupled with prior experience with the subject matter that the location has to offer.  Like I said in the earlier post, I think I often fall into the trap of the “I can get that shot any day” syndrome when I am on my home turf.


4 comments on “Familiarity breeds contempt”

  1. Incredible photos Darrell! Seriously these are great…you can make a vacant building a piece of art. Do you have any Preds pics?

  2. I like the contrast! good job

  3. Thanks Pred Joe. I appreciate the compliment. Thanks for checking out my site. I stumbled upon your site and I am glad I found it. I do not have many pictures from Predators games. For whatever reason, I have not taken my good camera to a game. I may do so in the near future. I did take my point and shoot camera to game 1 of the playoff series but the pictures are not as good as what I would have gotten with the good camera. Again, thanks for checking in and I will continue to check in on your blog.

  4. Thanks for the compliment Joseph. I was happy with the way this photo turned out. The lighting at the time of day it was taken was just what the scene needed.

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