Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
These photos may have been on the blog before (I'm too lazy to check). But as summer winds down I am reminded of the beautiful open green spaces and lovely clouds of the Dakotas in summer. These are both from June of 2009.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I take a lot of pictures of garbage. There. I said it, and I'm glad. When looking for photo subjects, I spend as much time looking down as I do up and around. I find that things on the ground can make great subjects. In this post I have several of my favorite pictures of garbage. These are all unmanipulated in the sense that I do not move or arrange things I find to make the photo. Part of the challenge is to find subjects that are in place and ready to be shot.
Food litter is the most common type of object I find, and not surprisingly, the McDonalds Corporation produces a sizable percentage of food litter.
If you're looking for a new photography subject, you might try looking for garbage.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
You'll either like this or you won't. Above, a line of trees in the countryside, taken by an old Polaroid camera on a foggy January day. The Polaroid was scanned, cropped, rendered in black and white, and enlarged to enhance the grain. Personally, I love it, and I'd love to take more images like it. Below, the same line of trees, taken on the same day with my regular camera, and stitched together as a panorama.
Below, another picture derived from the same Polaroid scanning process, of an old grain bin (now gone) on Highway 45 near Thomasboro, IL.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This week and next I'll be continuing to post photos that aren't so much travel related, but are some of my favorite "creative" shots that I've been meaning to get up on the blog.
The picture above is at least from Japan--Kyoto in fact. I like how the parallel escalators terminate at different levels, momentarily tricking the eye. Also, for what it's worth, this is just about the only time I've been in a train or subway station in Japan when there weren't lots of other people around me. I suppose that was significant enough to photograph as well.