Photography – Week 141 and 142
It is still January right? Instead of looking through all my images or even culling the weekly summaries I opted to see which ones had lingered in my head. These are the ones I remembered. Some of them were pretty popular on the Internets but others received little attention. This is an unposed image of my grandfather’s girlfriend at his funeral. One of the pictures I missed that lingered. I can’t find or erased another of a woman holding her hand up to the glass of a window at night. I must do a better job with metadata.
I was looking around to see how many pictures I’ve been posting to Flickr since taking the new job at VCU. I had a feeling there was a dramatic increase but I was curious about actual numbers. After stumbling around the Internet for a bit attempting to do things the hard way, I stumbled on a URL from 2004 — https://www.flickr.com/photos/heather/archives/date-posted/2004/06/calendar/ It didn’t seem to be working but since the URL itself made sense, I just replaced heather with my flickr username and put in the current year/month to get https://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/archives/date-posted/2013/04/calendar/. Dingo!It feels right. Surely you aren’t going to argue that bingo really makes better sense somehow? So not only do I get the numbers I want, but I also get a calendar view of all the days I took pictures. I’m still far away from the D’Arcy/Alan shot a day stuff but that’s not really my style. I can now look and see that in three months at VCU, I’ve taken more shots than I have in entire years in the past. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything but I’m having fun and I have the mental energy and desire to do things like this in ways I hadn’t previously. Quantity isn’t the goal but lots of practice and lots of reflection ought to create some improvement.
cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward I liked the mix of organic cobblestones and the regularity of the bricks as made more evident by the snow. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward I’d taken this shot before with the lensbaby but wanted to try again with the 50mm. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward For the pure oddness of it. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward I’m going to be attempting some black and white shots in the future after seeing every one of these photos. It is going to require quite a bit of different thinking. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward The kestrel as it might have been named by Marianne Moore. There’s a whole car/bike word project you could do that would be a lot of fun. Trying to take advantage of the snowD’Arcy’s quotes apply. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( […]