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