Bruno D'Amicis - On the run


I will be honest with you: this is a plain snapshot, absolutely unplanned and naïvely taken from the car on a lucky situation. The only effort from my side, was to think that a picture could have come out in such dark conditions. While driving on a foggy evening, I glimpsed two red deer foes walking across a colorful meadow next to the road. I pulled over a little before the two animals, grabbed the camera and, handholding it without much hope, I shot a few frames in a row as those walked by. The scene was invisible through the viewfinder and the insanely long gap between the moment I pushed the button and the closure of the shutter didn’t promise great results. I kind of like what came out, although I bet that a few years ago an image like this wouldn’t have been even worth discussing about and would have found immediately the way to the trash can.
Still, I wonder and would like to ask you: do images like this really work, or it is only their “artsy” look and the impressionistic touch that make me like them? Can photography today be really that “easy”, in terms of shooting, shooting and see what comes out???

Location: Abruzzo, Italy

Tags: abruzzi, apennines, bruno damicis, cervus elaphus, evening, impressionism, mist, mood, red deer

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  1. Jost Stergarsek said:

    20/06/2013 09:16

    i guess digital era does make this kind of shots easier ... as for the image, I believe it works as you 'painted' the scene using available light. and after all isn't that what photography is all about, painting with light?

  2. Theo said:

    20/06/2013 10:00

    Hi Bruno, the image works for me, because it has a great mood and a very nice impressionistic look. That the shot was easy is not important for the viewer. I think this is just important for the photographer: we tend to like our pictures more when we worked really hard for them. So please more of those!

  3. Bruno said:

    20/06/2013 10:35

    Thanks a lot, guys!

    So, it works even if the horizon is not straight...

  4. Bruno said:

    20/06/2013 10:36

    Sorry it has been sent before I was done

    >>>Thanks a lot, guys!

    So, it works even if the horizon is not straight...

  5. Luzu said:

    20/06/2013 11:20

    A straight horizon would ruin the mood and dynamics of the image.

  6. Renee Diluigi Holme said:

    20/06/2013 18:02

    Yes! It works beautifully! I agree w/ Theo that it has a very impressionistic look and the hues are just gorgeous! Lovely!

  7. Adolfo Díez said:

    20/06/2013 18:22

    Great words Theo.
    This picture is simply wonderful, it's atavistic and emotional, Great job Bruno!