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.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday May 10, 2010

Dock photos again! It's supposed to rain the next few days, so I figured I'd take advantage of the sunlight. The photo that is taken with a view parallel to the dock was a shot I had tried to get before, but didn't like it enough to post it. I'm much happier with the result here. I tried a landscape type photo again, but I still need a lot of practice at it. Lastly, the bird photo isn't incredible, but I really like it. It looks better at full size because you can make out the details of the duck.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday May 9, 2010

I took some pictures outside; here they are. It was really cold. They're not super creative, but I like how they look.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday May 8, 2010

And this brings us to today! Finally! I'm pretty pleased with what I did today. It's nice when I get an idea, and then everything just comes together. Jason and Coris sent Mom a Mother's Day bouquet, and so I took the opportunity to get some cool photographs.

And of course, the obligatory flower photo!

Friday May 7, 2010

Also an uninspired day. Cats are often my go-to subjects, but they are still pretty challenging to photograph! Henry, the lighter cat, is the most easy-going, but photographing Lizzy is always difficult. Pretty unsuccessful overall, but I still managed to take some photographs and get some interesting results!

This is the best one of this cat, but it's still way too dark. Oh well. Also, you can tell that the lighting is totally different and much less flattering.

I love this photograph, despite the lack of focus. She has such an interesting look on her face!

Thursday May 6, 2010

Kind of uninspired, but I was hoping to take some photos of this yarn at some point. It's called Noro Iro, a hand-dyed Japanese wool that I'm knitting a teddy bear out of. I'll post photos of the finished product very soon... I'll be doing the sewing tomorrow. It's basically my dream yarn... too bad I like it more in the skein than knitted up.

Wednesday May 5, 2010

I was feeling pretty uninspired for most of this day. Earlier, Amma (Christopher's wonderful grandmother, whom I absolutely love) took me out for my very first manicure and pedicure. I was struck by some sort of inspiration at about 11:50 pm (so it still counts!), and so this photo shoot is trying to reach some sort of artistic level, with varying degrees of success. The idea is pretty straightforward: compare my pediucured but maimed feet with Christopher's dirty and completely uncared for feet, and there's an interesting comparison!

Christopher's feet.

These photos were taken by my guest photographer, Christopher.

I really like this one.

These didn't turn out as well as I'd have liked, but I gave it a shot. Something to attempt in the future maybe... it was around 1:30 am at this point.