Tuesday, August 3, 2010

FTL in Black and White

Here are some in black and white! :

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jason's Concert: Fight the Lion!!!

And it was AWESOME! I took about three hundred photos, and these are the "cream of the crop." I maybe should have been more discriminatory, but after weeding through three hundred photos I decided to call it quits. Admittedly these are blurry too, but nothing like some of the other photos. I need more practice maybe. To my defense, I was mainly focusing on Jason, and he was in the darkest spot of the stage! That's why there are such good photos of Jake! Anyway, here there are:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July at Jeff's House

Now, I'm going to skip a post and go straight to these photos of my brother's house. The next post will be huge and awesome, but I'm not sure that I want to tackle that uploading fiasco *quite* yet. Jeff's house has all of these awesome archways and things, so I tried to take some cool photographs of the details. Some turned out, some did not, the way amateur photography usually goes. Also, there is a very cute picture of a pepper, because there were many growing in the (communal?) garden outside. Lastly, Jeff's buddy came over and they did this crazy thing that made sparks fly everywhere with a sharp spinning blade thing. There were photos with more sparks, but this one has the best composition.


Ahahaha. So photographing things every day lasted for maybe... ten days? Up until I started working fifty hour weeks! Anyway, I certainly hope to maintain this little project, but not quite as ambitiously as previously advertised. Check back once in awhile, and maybe there will be no photos! I'm not going try to pin myself down with deadlines anymore though.

So! Here are some photos! I ran into a lot of bugs in the month of May, so here are some. The bumblebee was GIANT, and he invaded my home when there was nobody but me in the defenses. I did what any logical teenaged girl would do, and locked it in the bathroom, where it consequently died of starvation three days later. Instead of laying him to rest, I instead photographed him.

The cat photos are of my third cat, Mimi. She was really skittish, so I don't have many photographs of her at all. These were taken a few days before she was taken to the vet.

And then just a few shots around the house!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday May 16, 2010

These are photos of our clothes line, which I've always thought to be kind of rustic.
Here I had the aperture set on the widest opening... I think I would have preferred it on a slightly smaller setting. Also, not very fond of the red canoe in the background, but hey... live and learn.

These next two are fairly similar. I like this one because the background is blue and shadowy, whereas the next one is all golden light.

I like this one for the repetition of lines. If you haven't noticed by now, I really like the effect that trees make as backgrounds. I did that a lot with my dark room photography as well.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday May 15, 2010

It's funny how many random items around a house can make for cool photographs. I took some pictures of a gourd today. It's all dried out and weathered, and looks just kind of... really sad. I feel sorry for it. The photos are all a little bit similar, but I like them for different reasons.

Also, a bonus photo of the knitting project I just finished!

This one has a lot of atmosphere...

... and I like how this one's framed, and...

...I like the texture of the wood in this one.

This is my completed Little Bear. Well "my" being the project, and the Little Bear being for Christopher. :)

So there, basically all caught up! Missed two days, but whatever. Still got some cool pictures!!

Friday May 14, 2010

Boat winch, by request! I'm very pleased that I got to take these photos in the sunrise light. It's great for natural contrast.

I couldn't decide which of these two I liked better. This one is really close and personal, but the next one gives some nice negative space and lines.

And Henry came down to visit, so here's another cat picture.

I love that this camera gets so close and personal!

Wednesday May 12, 2010

Well, I did say that it was unlikely that I'd have computer access every day of the year, so I was definitely correct on that point. I skipped two days out of the past five, but on one of those days I really, really tried to make up the gap. I'm a little annoyed that I've already skipped a couple days (I finally started working shifts again), but I figure that the point of these records is to use my camera and take lots of photos, and I'm certainly doing that regardless of daily consistency. SO!

The walk from the highway to Christopher's grandparents isn't very long... only about twenty minutes, I'd say. But along the way I pass old wooden fences, farm fields, an overpass and a big highway, railroad tracks, and a series of those alien-looking towers. It's basically a goldmine. So this is what I have here! Also, some photo cred goes to Christopher as well, as I've indicated.

Also, this giant O is a statue at one of the bus stops, en route. I really like the texture on the metal and the grey sky. Actually, it was a beautiful sky for photography on this day.

This is one of Christopher's. I took a similar shot, but his is nicer due to the symmetry of the trucks.

I'm not in love with this one, but there are enough interesting elements that I thought it worth sharing. Mainly I like the repetition of vertical lines (which is thrown off by the "X") and the lines in the background. However, there is no clear differentiation between positive space and negative space, and that's my main issue with it.

I like these next two a lot more.

Christopher found this "No trespassing" sign, so photo cred goes to him for these two shots. It's a really interesting sign, and I like the atmosphere it creates in this one.

And I like all of the elements at work here.

These are some viney plants on his grandmother's porch. They were creeping up the railing, and I thought them very pretty. Especially in the sunset light.