May 22nd, Day 142: Bright Greens and an Almost Full Moon

All this rain we’ve been having lately has made everything around here a brand new shade of bright green.

I had to get my wide angle out this afternoon.

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And by the time I got home the clouds had mostly cleared, letting the moon shine brightly through.

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I couldn’t decide if I liked it better in color or black and white. What do you think?

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May 11th, Day 131: Garage Sale Finds

I stopped by an estate sale on my way home from work the other day and found (thanks to the 40+ years hoarding habit of the owner) a handful of colorful glass bottles and two older cameras. One of the cameras, an argus argoflex is seriously rusty and probably won’t be taking any more photos in its lifetime. The other, a Kodak pocket Instamatic 10 still had film in it, with about 4 photos left on the roll. I want to find a place that will develop it, who knows how long that film has been in there! I’m so curious.

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(this is the same camera, not to be confused by my mention of two different cameras above)

The bottles, though not likely worth money, vary in size, color, shape, and age. Some still have bits of the labels still attached, and one still has a dark colored liquid in it! :o I’m not going to open it to find out whats in there though!

I think they’ll be fun for some still-life photography, as well as to practice my lighting techniques on.

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The light coming through the window was looking very nice

August 6th, photo of the day: more oil and water

I’m finally going through some of my older photos, and I came across some from the oil and water experimental day.

I posted one photo awhile ago, you can see it here: June 7th.

And here is another one I took a fancy to today.

Isn’t it fun how your own photos can start to look new again if you wait long enough to forget what you had? haha maybe it’s just me…



June 7th, photo of the day & Photo Friday: Geometric

I was inspired by one of Bryan Peterson‘s many video tutorials to try this. I’ve had the vegetable oil sitting around for quite a while, patiently waiting for me to get my act together, so I’m kind of surprised at myself for actually DOING it finally! ha!

I have a set of extension tubes, which have the tendency to make the whole setup twitch crazily while taking photos, especially when all three of them are on the camera. And so, many of my attempts at this are blurry, which is more frustrating than I can ever explain.  I’m sure if I were to get an actual macro lens I would no longer have to worry about this problem. However, I was able to get a few fun shots, such as today’s photo of the day.

I love how the oil and water don’t mix in such a perfect way. I’m not science-minded at all, but I’m curious how it happens that the oil forms these perfectly round circles. Anyone?

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May 11th, photo of the day: Seat in the clouds

Alright, well I wanted to give you something good today, going into the weekend, but it’s now 9:42pm and I have nothing written.

So, instead of verbiage, here is a photo. I found this chair, randomly sitting on the side of a trail. I thought maybe it was marking something; the location for a drug deal, the entrance into a homeless camp, but in looking around I found nothing along those lines. Ah, well, it was fun to play that I’d happened upon something crazy.

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Which do you like better, b&w or color?


April 12th (and 13th), photo of the day: My Own Personal Field Day(s)

Starting Thursday the 12th, my mom is staying in a really cute little cottage B&B in Seattle, called the Soundview Cottage.

The owner has so many flowers blooming in the yard right now, I had my own field day photographing them all!

Here is a sampling for your perusal:

I added a few from Friday as well, though it would be better to have all the flower photos together (or most of them, anyway)!