Creating Themes with Photographic Shoots

Cycles

Cycles

When KI and I cruised to the Western Caribbean with Olivia#oliviatravel back in February, I did not know what I would be photographing. I had an idea that I would shoot ruins since we were headed to Tulum in Mexico. Beyond that, I was clueless.

Island Bar

Island Bar

Often when I head out on a shoot with friends and fellow photographers, I have in mind what the day will bring. But like my end of year photography trek to Alexandria Virginia, that can change. I thought that day would be about holiday decorations and it was, but it was also about the architecture of the area, the birds on the Potomac and close ups of structures. Sometimes lighting, a critical photographic factor, make a theme stand out.

Ancient Ruins III

Ancient Ruins III

As I photographed my way through the Caribbean, several themes emerged. You have seen these themes in the last few weeks and next week, my blog will include more of the central themes.

Historic Digs I

Historic Digs I

As I mentioned above, ruins became a central subject. I include the iguanas I captured in that. They look perfectly at home among the ruins, but they were on every island, not just Mexico. Island life was also a theme that emerged. From Hemingway’s house, shown here, to the island bar “art” in black and white, from Half Moon Cay. That is a theme that is broad and would be natural for a trip of this sort. An unusual theme though emerged. From Half Moon Cay to Key West, I kept seeing deserted bicycles. In the March 24 blog on Olivia, you witnessed one photo. Here are two more. I changed the one below to black and white, removing the beauty of the island. I was hoping to capture more emotion. What do you think? Did I succeed?

Enjoy these photos today. I had a blast taking them.

Deserted Cycle

Deserted Cycle

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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4 Responses to Creating Themes with Photographic Shoots

  1. Tania says:

    Hi Kathy,
    Love the symmetry of your bicycle shot. Historic digs 2 is very atmospheric. Did you ever get to take photos of ruins????
    All the best,
    Tania

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    • I posted a few photos in the past couple of blogs of the Ruins. It was difficult to get compelling shots as people were in the way, and ruins are just that-ruins! March 24 and last week’s blog had a photo each. Bicycles are my new fascination now!

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  2. Jan Exler says:

    I love all your latest photos Kathi! The Bicycle shots rock!

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