January 28th, Day 28: Simplicity and the barn

simplicity wm

I have photographed these ferns in varying stages of life, so why not in death as well?

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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.

jan 28 wmI 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! :)

February 28th: I took a little walk…

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!

Anyway…

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.

Dry leaves

and more

Tree in B&W

And, as an added bonus, this tree has a heart!

Tree heart

My photo of the day: February 2nd

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?

Day Six

Good morning!

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!

Day Six

Things I want to focus on:

Clarity of subject

Negative space

Rule of thirds

Taking whole body shots

I hope Isaac is ready for this! :)