Monday, April 29, 2013

Photo of the Day

After last week's posts in black and white, I'm going for color this week. Specifically, color in trees. Spring is coming late in East-Central Illinois this year; it's almost May and the leaves aren't really out yet. So here's a celebration of the color that trees can provide. Above, an October shot here in Urbana of yellow leaves backlit by the sun.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Photo of the Day

Finishing off this week of black and white countryside photos, here is a night shot of the grain elevator in Pesotum, Illinois.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Photo of the Day

This is an old, but still operating, grain and feed operation in Valentine, Nebraska. Rendered in black and white.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Photo of the Day

I've decided to post black and white countryside pictures this week. Starting off is a view of the Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Urbana, Illinois.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Photo of the Day

Here is a night scene in the Gion District of Kyoto, Japan, rendered as a painting.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Photo of the Day

This is a view of a lantern in the pond on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of a Buddhist statue in a cemetery in Sendai, Japan. It has been rendered in black and white, and treated to look like an old photo.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Birds and Water

A Pelican (I think) flies across Mobile Bay in Alabama on a gray day in November.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

More Water and Birds

This is Lake Keowee in Seneca, South Carolina, with birds taking off from the lake on a beautiful winter day.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thinking of Water, and Birds

The advent of spring has me thinking about water--oceans and lakes--things I associate with summer, but don't exist anywhere near where I live, in East-Central Illinois. Birds are a portent of spring as well, so this week I'll be posting pictures of birds on water.

You have to look close at this shot to see the birds. It's a view of Chesapeake Bay, right by the mouth on Cape Charles, Virginia. In the foreground are some old fishing nets, with birds waiting for a free meal.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Monument Valley--Sunrise

Continuing with some photos of Monument Valley that I haven't worked with before, here is a sunrise view of mist shrouding some of the mesas.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monument Valley--Sunset

I've been going through my photos of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park that I took on my visit there in 2010. I found a few I haven't really worked with much, so I thought I'd post a couple of them. This is a sunset view, looking west from the hotel and visitor's center.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Photo of the Day

It should be no secret that I love little country towns and old buildings, at least as photographic subjects. There's just something about them that catches my eye and inspires me. On Friday I had to run up to Chicago for work, and so I took back roads there and back. This is a shot I took in Rankin Illinois.