Photography – Week 26
There’s likely to be some sort of yearly retrospective at some point but until then these are (mainly) traveling shots. We’ve gone from Richmond VA to Huntsville AL and then to Jacksonville FL. All interesting highway paths. Shooting from the car is a challenge. It mixes aspects of landscape photography and the speed of street photography. I’m also shooting with the 85mm so that also adds an element of challenge as there is no zoom. I like marsh areas like this. The tugboat and the trees helped set it off. I tend to shoot silhouette shots at the beach. I liked the captured motion in this one. This guy was waving to cars on Christmas morning. People are interesting. A classic “See Rock City” shot. The barn is red. The road is unpaved. The roof is rusted. Another Christmas day shot. The Santa hat sets off the outfit. A huge number of vultures surrounded this particular pieceI guess “piece” is the right term. roadkill. We almost hit this vulture. I liked the strangely watercolor-like effect here even though the focus would likely have been better on the vulture. The mix of human made straight lines and the natural curves were the elements that appealed to me here. Someday I will go here. I’ve shot it a few other times from […]
We went to explore the headwaters of the Chickahominy River which is not far from our house. The skimboard attempts were semi-successful. I remain fascinated with these trees. Tried drinking their sap one time. It was not maple syrup. The reverse of sports photography is trying to take pictures while driving down the road at 70 mph (112 kph). These shots are on the return trip from Alabama. Darkness called an end to the attempts at some point. I’ll make another post with the shots coming from VA to Alabama. I love this building. Someday I will stop and go take proper photographs. It looks like it’s close enough to Ruby Falls to justify doing that before the building gets torn down. I have photographs of it going back a number of years so who knows how much longer I can delay.Time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring pictures of strip malls. I repeat that doing this with an 85mm lens from the car is an interesting challenge. You do see so many more things if you look. Dystopian roadside. That color water always reminds me of Alabama. The Birmingham Zoo was mediocre. I was chastised for being less wary of a cassowary than they desired. Wildness remains strictly controlled. One piece of pine straw . […]
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.