Posts tagged “black and white

Late Afternoon Abstracts

These blinds have become favorite subjects of abstract photos over the years. I don’t like them as blinds, but there is something about the light and shadows that captures my attention and makes me grab my camera.


I think his name was John. . .

When we visited Yarnell with Joan and Rudy last week, Rudy spent some time talking to and photographing this delightful gentleman outside a local eatery. I snapped a quick shot and went inside, because I was hungry. Rudy ended up with a wonderful portrait, and I got this candid shot.


Bouquet

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!

 


Tulips- Soft vs. Dramatic

I had a spare half hour and went back to some of my tulip photos from February. Being a Gemini, I sometimes seem to have a split personality when it comes to my edits.

Here are some soft and dreamy tulips:

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And these, I think, are more dramatic:

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I like each for different reasons. How about you?


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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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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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!


A Different Take

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been trying some different photoshop techniques. Here is a very different take on my chamomile macro from the other day!

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Adventures in Compositing

The topic for this month’s photo club is an interesting one: each member randomly drew a piece of paper which had a section of a map of Prescott and the surrounding area on it. Our photo had to be taken within our section of the map. I believe the word creative was used in the description. Gah!

Lonnie and I drove out to my area, and he immediately spied an old windmill, which stands in someone’s yard. Perfect! It was midday with no clouds and 95 degrees, so we planned to go back.  The following week, we drove out there again about 9 a.m., and I had a nice chat with the owner of the property. The windmill was there before the land was developed and was evidently part of the original ranch. It still works, although he doesn’t have it going right now.

I had this brilliant (hah!) idea of taking photos of the windmill, a poppy, a street sign and Granite Mountain (visible from the street) and then creating a composite that would be very artsy.  I need practice in making composites- both the technical side and the creative side. I never did get all the elements into the photo- maybe someday. And neither of the two composites look at all like I envisioned. I will probably use a plain windmill shot for the photo club.

Here is my first effort. Later in the week, I’ll post my second try.

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A hat, some flowers, and the chair

You may remember my series of chair photos from last year- some including this hat.  Well, the bunch of chamomile I picked up at Trader Joe’s put me in the mood again- so here’s another in the series, this time in black and white.

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