Sunday, September 14, 2008

How I Did It

Artist: Amy, of ara133photography
Photograph location: Spring Mills, PA
How I took the shot: I was driving around late one afternoon looking for storm clouds to photograph, as it had just finished raining. I'd been driving for quite a while, and it was actually getting sunnier and less cloudy! But I turned a corner, and saw the view I was looking for at the top of a little mountain (it's quite hilly in Pennsylvania). The clouds were on the driver's side, so I just pulled over to the side of the road, got halfway out of the car, and took the shot from there. After I got the angle I wanted, I brought it home and tweaked the image until it was just right. I wanted it to remind me of something you'd find in a scene in a children's adventure book, like A Wrinkle in Time or the Neverending Story, my favorite types of books of childhood.

How I Did It is compiled by Susannah Tucker. Susannah is a self-taught photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has been fascinated with photography since she was a young girl, and enjoys experimenting with techniques, layers and textures. View the collection in her shop here.

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