Yes, I do love blur!
I think this was a boat.
Let’s just say it’s an abstract. . .
This month’s challenge for my photography club is street photography. I’m missing the meeting, because of our trip to Alaska, but I have made some effort to do some street photos over the last few months. I hung out across the street from this shop, because I liked the words on the window- I just had to wait for someone cool to come along.
Because this image is for my blog and not for the club, I didn’t go for the typical black and white street photography look. This was edited in Topaz Impression- just for fun.
When we were walking along the beach at Laguna, we came upon what I think was an engagement shoot. The young woman remained on the beach as the photographer headed past our group for the next set up. I took the opportunity to take a few shots thinking I could use them for some sort of image. I ended up lengthening her dress and moving her arms (she was cold and had her arms loosely folded across her chest) to make a more pleasing image. I’m not sure what she was looking back at, but I am thinking this has potential as the cover of a romantic mystery! 😉
And speaking of romance . . .today is our 47th anniversary! Happy Anniversary to us!
I have been a collector of old school books most of my adult life- nothing valuable. When I was home raising kids and wasn’t teaching at that point, I bought old primers and readers at garage sales. Later, when I went back to teaching, I collected old readers that were being discarded and replaced by newer series. So I still have quite a few. I still love them and decided to photograph a stack today. After shooting several different arrangements, I stacked them the way that we teachers told kids NEVER to stack books! Maybe I am becoming a rule breaker in my old age!
I was housebound for almost three weeks with a tenacious virus, and am glad to say that I seem to have recovered finally. I haven’t been out with my camera since our Holbrook trip, and as a result, have been pulling photos from the archives to edit and post here, the exception being the sunflowers and chair photos from last week. Next week, we will be in Alaska- and finally I will have some opportunities for photography!
When I’m sick, I tend only seem to have enough energy for Words With Friends and photo editing apps on my iPhone. Below is one of my favorite recent iPhone creations. I took the photo out the car window as we were approaching Prescott on the trip back from Southern California in March and then edited it last week on my phone. I cropped it heavily and layered it with several textures, playing with blend modes until it looked the way I wanted. I added one more texture to the trees in Photoshop- and voila!
I was just saying to my friend, Debbie that I don’t think anyone could ever accuse me of having a photographic **style**! She kindly suggested my style is eclectic, which might be a nice way of saying it’s all over the place. . .
Anyway, when I like a photo, I, more often than not, edit it several different ways- as evidenced by this shot of a door in the Masonic building in Flagstaff. I hope it is nailed shut, because it is several stories up and there is no balcony!