I didn’t take any photos today that I am particularly proud to share on their own merit, but I was able to play around in pse to create an interesting version of a photo I took today.
Here is the SOOC:
I have photographed these ferns in varying stages of life, so why not in death as well?
There is a lovely red barn not too far from our apartment, and I have been meaning to stop and take its photo ever since I first saw it, back in the fall. It looked perfect with the changing trees in the background. Did I take the photo then? no, no, I did not.
Behind the barn there is a large -unnaturally white- apartment complex, which isn’t even visible during the spring and summer months when the trees are in full leaf.
Unfortunately, this time of year it is a VERY visible reminder that we are not in fact in the country, but in the middle of town. And so I wait.
I was lucky enough to find this angle, in which the apartments behind are out of the frame! I’ve said this before, but I really need to get my act together on photographing things when I see them instead of putting it off! :)
I took a walk to the post office today, to mail off a couple of packages and other things (what else does one do at the post office?). It’s really quite nice to have the post office so close, it’s probably only about a fourth of a mile to walk over there.
It would be closer, but I would have to hop a fence with circular barbed wire, do I live in a prison?!….a slightly shorter walk is not enough to motivate me to tangle with that kind of fence!
On the return trip I noticed this tree, with all the leaves still attached. The wind was blowing through the dried leaves, it sounded so cool! I wish I could have taken a photo of the sound for you to hear.
And, as an added bonus, this tree has a heart!
We headed back up the north side of the city yesterday to check out a new place. Right on the bay, it was a park called Carkeek Park, with plenty of trails for Isaac to run on and plenty of inspiration for my photography.
I’ll post a few more of my favorites in a bit!
I’ve been trying to look for photographic opportunities everywhere I go. Because I’m learning that while it’s easy to take awesome photos in picturesque places, it’s harder to take good photos in boring places like your local grocery store.
I took this one in the drainage ditch in the Fred Meyer parking lot.
Also, by encouragement from my sister, I’ve started adding a watermark to my photos. What do you think? Is it too subtle?
Technically, I took this photo last night, as the sun was starting to set. Is that cheating?
It looked so beautiful, hitting the leaves of my kitchen plant, and I thought it needed to be used.
Today, Isaac and I are going to go explore the town of Burien, to the west, and so I plan to take my camera!
Things I want to focus on:
Clarity of subject
Rule of thirds
Taking whole body shots
I hope Isaac is ready for this! :)