Moody Blues and Gold

Using a polarizer filter I captured this image during my week-long shoot with Cole Weston and several years later I went back to photograph it again…but couldn’t do it as the lighting conditions were different. This once again, shows me that photography is in the moment. The confluence of color and light make magic happen and never again repeat itself. Interestingly, when Edward Steichen’s Moonlit Pond sold for US $2.9 million, I cropped the central portion of my image to get a comparable composition….but the genius of Steichen’s image was in his application of layers of light-sensitive gums in 1907 and I shot with color film. Still, we each had an eye for that golden reflection.