Koreshan Unity Settlement…Pt. 1
We have lived in Florida for 10 years, before we took the time to go visit the Koreshan Unity Settlement!
We explored the structures and gardens of the 19th century religious settlement. It gives you an opportunity to learn about these idealistic pioneers.
I loved how this was a self-guided walk through the grounds, so we could spend the most time, at the buildings or the gardens that really caught our eye.
You are viewing the Art Hall…love the wrap around porch.
The old general store windows…don’t you wish products could still be packaged like this?
Another window of vintage products from the store.
These are the original stairs that lead from the Estero River to the Old General Store. The surrounding community could guide their boats and canoes from this staircase, up to the store to purchase their needs.
Call me old fashion…but this girl just loves all this green moss on the stairs. It gives the surface a dash of rustic beauty and a splash of color. These small plants have a velvety texture that softens the look. Sometime Mother Nature does not place nice with the outside elements, but in this case she beautified it.
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
Don’t Show Everything In Your Photo
A common mistake with beginning photographers is to try and show too much. This leads to cluttered, boring images that do little to engage the viewer’s brain. In order to create a powerful photo, you need a main subject. However, you don’t have to show the whole thing.
See the image above, with the partial view of the stairs.
Abbreviating your subjects can be a very powerful method towards creating a compelling shot. Especially if they’re things that we’re all familiar with. If you only show part of a subject, you automatically activate your viewer’s imagination as they try to picture the rest in their mind. Photography is a two way street: You have creator and viewer, and if you bring your audience into the process, you invite them to become more connected to your shot.
Remember, good photography isn’t about perfectly reproducing your subject, it’s about creating a visual representation that communicates the ideas or emotions that you had about the scene right when you pressed the shutter.
You can view the rest of the brilliant post by Dan Bailey: More Powerful Images at Digital Photography School.
I have only touched the tip of the iceberg with this community. Can I tell you, it was just mind blowing?
Stay tuned…next week I will bring more of the grounds and other unique buildings.
Have a great week-end.
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