Photography – Week 110
I’m a bit behind on this one and I’ll mix it with some of the stuff I did this week in Portland. Clearly a violation of several statues and possibly one libation. I’ll start with the most recent stuff because I’m actually pretty happy with how it turned out. It was my first time shooting with the camera in black and wide mode in the preview. It changed how I shot much more than I would have thought. To commemorate Alan’s visit and exactly how sweaty we both were following this lunchtime photo trip.
The mix of reflection and texture in this shot was what appealed to me. The Scott House is a pretty impressive place. Fall leaves on the bricks and the napkins with the napkins echoing the shapes of the bricks- it seemed almost intentional. This looks better large but the texture and color of the car and the photo as a whole really appealed to me. This ended up with pretty strong lines in both directions. I like the abstractness of it. This is another one that looks better large. The color and stillness of the man and his bags make the shot interesting to me. The larger version makes their expressions more interesting. It’s very theatrical. I like these old signs. This particular view mixed in a variety of other interesting objects – fire hydrant, street light, and a few windows. The background makes this more interesting but the expressions make the shot. A different expression and interesting contrasts and shadows. I like pets looking out windows. I’ve taken a great many shots of this cathedral. This is one that finally felt interesting and a little different. I was on a porch rather than on the sidewalk which gave me a very different angle. I’ve taken this shot […]
A number of attempts at street photography . . . I liked the mix of colors and lines and the mix of people who noticed the camera and those who were oblivious. I am making more of an effort to frame the shot despite the fact that it tends to alert people a bit more than I’d like. There is something interesting in the moment people notice the camera and the eye contact but I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I’m not sure about pictures like these. I like the hat in combination with the sun glasses but I’m not sure the actual photograph is any good. There’s some interesting echoes of shape and color. The light is a bit harsh but I liked the contrast. I had two shots like this. The other had the lady in the wheelchair in focus. The light was nice. The background is distracting but I like her face enough to keep it. This was from across the street at 35mm which was a bit far. I like the no hands casualness and the circles vs rectangles enough to keep it. This is one of the examples of a person noticing the camera and it improving the picture. This was part of the crowd watching the two […]