I loved both expressions. It’s interesting to see just how aware kids are of cameras. I don’t know if that’s always been the case. Some of the posing I’ve seen, not these kids, has certainly been a more recent development. I don’t often take pictures of flowers but I liked this one. I’ve remain fascinated by grass seeds like this. The lettering of the sign is really interesting as is what it says. You can see the tiny trail of a bug in the dew and then the wing imprint and claw marks of a bird as it swooped down and plucked it off.
I brought my two older boys to the RVA Zombie Walk. It was our first time and it was pretty amazing just how many people participated and how professional many of the costumes were. I wanted to take pictures but I also wanted to be able to give those pictures to the participants if they wanted them. As a result I put a little more effort into metadata than I usually do and I made sure I got the pictures online quickly. My daily Flickr views usually hover around 2,000. You can see just a bit of a spike as a result of the zombie pictures. That’s amusing in certain ways but if lots of views was my aim I’d play a very different game. I do like that the people looking for these particular images were able to find them. What’s more I got some comments on a few of the images from people who knew some additional details. I love those interactions. It’s something that Alan talks about with his True Stories of Openess. Here Bryan talks a bit about the screech he made that impressed me so much. I was also able to point him to another picture I took of him that I liked. It’s not a world changing interaction but I find it fascinating and […]
Photography lately has been focused on our ongoing exploration of the Chickahominy River and basketball. I didn’t realize how active certain snakes could be in the cold. I just assumed they all hibernated. They found this tiny one in the leaves after it made some noise. We think this is a dog or coyote skull but regardless it’s now on the back deck with a deer skull. This was pretty large. I’m glad we saw it in the winter when it was empty. I’ve seen these so many times but still find the patterns interesting enough to photograph. Even in the woods someone is always watching. This was set up not far from a deer carcass we found.Not the one we got the skull from. A different deer carcass. Crossing streams on fallen trees will always remind of growing up in South Carolina where I did that every day. A heavy, but small, iron door. Maybe old carvings in a tree. There were some others that were really stretched claiming 1920. A collapsed radio tower. This was just weird. It looked like it’d been this way for a while.