Sincerity of emotion in a photograph, as with any work of art, is often the most beautiful thing about it, whether we are directly aware of its effect on us or not. With portrait photography, or photos of people in general, this is especially prevalent. It's hard to deny the emotions and expressions of faces looking out at us, beseeching an interaction of the heart.
Landscape photography and events photography can have an effect too. Atmospheres of places and events resonate when captured by a photographer or artist who has taken the time to connect before clicking the shutter. When we are in tune...
Photography as a word has its origins in the Greek words 'photos' meaning light and 'graphe' meaning drawing or writing. The concept of 'drawing with light' is a beautiful one and a great reminder of the potency of photographs as an art form in an age where digital and printed pictures bombard us from every angle.
There are many venues around the country that provide great opportunities to get a good shot, but none quite so special as the Helix. This shot was taken with a full house of very enthusiastic folks anticipating a fantastic nights Strictly Come Dancing.