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 found Costic? AcsinteThe name “Acsinte” is also written on the page as “Axinte.” Neither translate to anything on Google Translate but the “axinte” version leads me to a LinkedIn profile with the job description “mechanical at Magic Systems SA.” It hints at interesting things but probably just in my head. which is a new Flickr Commons participant. It also has a Twitter account. I really like these photographs and the backstory is interesting as well. They almost seem to good to be true but I’d almost be more excited if they were. In any case, the images are awesome. A number of factors coalesced last night- these photographs, returning from taking too many present day photos for the VSTE conference, and some inspiration from Stephen Downes’ ‘Half an Hour’ site. I decided I’d spend 30 minutes each night making something. It’s not Daily Create (although it might be at times) and this isn’t a pledge to you in order to keep myself accountable. I tend to trend much more towards self-directed inspiration and react against most, if not all, outside pressures. With my self-analysis session out of the way, I decided last night to try to “repair” one of the photos from the Costic? Acsinte group. I say “repair” because I really love the artifacts of decay in the […]
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 […]
There are lots of pictures this week. I’ve been walking in an entirely new area and that’s been interesting. I’m also playing around a bit with adding more commentary about what I liked about the pictures. Race cars on the streets of Richmond are fun and this one had an interesting background that echoed the lines of the grill. Dazed and slightly confused. This guy shouted to me to take a picture of the damaged sidewalk as he passed. The light caught his face just right as he turned the corner. You can’t see it all that well in the preview version but it looks better full size. The tattered grip tape and the echo of the yellow in the window appealed to me. I love the guy’s clothes and his expression. That mixed nicely with the hand drawn sign and strong primary color blocks on the store behind him. I like the way the power lines come down and meet the rivets of the semi trailer. The semi-pro feel of the eagle is also fun. I liked the mix of nature and litter in a way that juxtaposes the title of the beer- so natural it grows on bushes. There is a certain kind of decay that feels almost intentional. While this doorway smelled of urine, it had that […]