black and white

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Here are yesterday’s gerbera daisies- this time in black and white.


Wabi Sabi Weed

It is pretty much guaranteed that, when I can’t find anything to photograph, a subject will appear during a walk in the neighborhood!

 


Some Chairs

A found abstract:

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Justaduck

This is from my walk a couple weeks ago at Watson Lake.

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Wet

When we were out driving around Sunday, we stopped at Watson Lake for a short while. There was some snow on the ground, but what interested me was the high water level. Areas that we could normally walk through in Watson Woods were flooded, which made for some nice reflections.

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Same photo, tighter crop. . .

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Winter Daisy

A grainy black and white daisy for a dreary day . . .

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Turnagain

20160803-mma_3531_melinda_anderson-editI’m going through some of my Alaska photos looking for some suitable images to bring to my photo group this semester. I’m considering this shot of the tracks along the Turnagain Arm.


Eklutna Lake- Two Ways

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Our son-in-law took us for a drive over to Eklutna Lake, which was not yet completely frozen. The icy shoreline proved irresistible to kids and dog who immediately were running and sliding and having a great time.

I realized I haven’t posted as many black and whites as usual- and I do love black and white. So I converted today’s image into a monochrome, although I think I like it better in color.

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Windmills on my Mind Again

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Four treatments of the same scene- part of the larger image from yesterday.


Boo Two

Ghost of pumpkins past . . .

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Into the City

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I took my multiple exposure obsession and ran with it for my “Old Master” assignment for my photo class. Instead of using my Van Gogh field of yellow flowers (which is very much in my comfort zone), I was inspired by Edward Steichen’s multiple exposure cityscapes of New York City to create a composite of three of my San Francisco images to create this one. This was a fun assignment- not only creating my own image, but seeing what the others chose. I think all of us really stepped out of our respective boxes!


Montezuma Well

The travelogue continues! After visiting Montezuma Castle (and then having lunch at the nearby casino on the reservation!), we drove down the highway to Montezuma Well, another part of the same National Monument. A short walk takes you to an overlook of an eerily deep green/blue well, where cliff dwellings line the surrounding rocks. Yes, the water does really look this color!

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We didn’t take the steps down to the water itself, but just continued on the upper trail.

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I converted the photo below to black and white; it looks a bit like another planet to me!

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Trio in Black and White

You might not recognize these, but they some of the wildflowers/weeds growing in the dirt pile from across the street!

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Sunflower Decay

I love sunflowers no matter what the stage of their life cycle. For me, there is beauty in their decay.

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Back to SF

I realized that I never posted my favorite Ferry Building shot from our brief San Francisco visit early in the summer.  I took this photo the evening before Carol arrived- right after Lonnie discovered the view while he was looking for ice.  This one, taken through glass, has better focus than the one I took the next night, even though it was handheld- no tripod. Go figure!

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And here is another edit of the same image- black and white with a slightly different crop.

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