Photography – Week 43
This set has a pretty strong Fall theme- lots of leaves.
There are still kids in the woods if you’re there to look for them.
I have no idea what week I’m on. Winter break was a bit chaotic for me. A quick drive to see my parents in Alabama.Can any 12 hr drive be considered quick? I was then solo with the kids for about a week. While she was gone I managed to build a fairly decent bunk bed- a first for me. This was complicated by some licensing issues with Lightroom thanks to my ill-fated El Capitan upgrade that took a full uninstall of all my Adobe products to fix. . . I do not do well when I break these types of routines as my attachment to time and space is only tenuous at the best of times. In any case, many pictures were taken and lots of them were from the car.
A few of these are from the drive from VA to Alabama. They’re all taken from the car so it’s basically reverse sports photography. They’re also taken with the 85mm fixed lens which means no zooming to compensate for slow reflexes at 70mph.That’s either bragging or excuse making for less than perfect images. It does make the trip go much faster when you’re playing this game.
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 […]