Archive for September, 2010

#98 September Evening

Monday, September 6th, 2010


September Evening

When the sky is magical

Sunset comes earlier

And the nighttime is chilly. Frost is not far away.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

#97 Axe ‘N’ Roses

Saturday, September 4th, 2010


Axe 'N' Roses

Awaiting the Marrakesh Express

The Ordinary Things

Become extraordinary by the choice of framing, the slant of the light, the darkness and the bright. This wasn’t quite a full success, in that I wanted to bring out the flow of water in the fountain, but couldn’t make that happen. Next time, I will find a small lamp to use for back-light.

It’s good that the photographs I post here are mere sketches or studies. Each one teaches me something.

The music on the stand, by the way, is “Teach Your Children.” People with grandchildren will probably know the words.

Rating 3.50 out of 5

#96 The Leaves As They Lay

Friday, September 3rd, 2010


The Leaves As They Lay

Not bothering anybody

Sunlight In Autumn Has a Different Flavor

Than it did even a week or so ago. It slants a bit more, throws deeper shadows and sits more gently. I miss the smell of leaves burning in the smooth Autumn air.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

#95 The Dragon & the Rose Bowl

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010


Dragon & Roses

He thinks the roses might be tasty

Autumn is on its way

But it’s not here yet. The landscape color is really a bit dull around Casper, as we wait for the cottonwoods to turn. I also have my eye one some choice stands of aspen. All in all, it’ll be another two weeks or so before the colors arrive.

So, the Dragon steps in, in pursuit of the Rose Bowl. The guitar was just there, to observe.

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Technical: 400 ISO, 250mm, f11, 2 sec. Available light. It’s a fact, all of my stuff is shot by available light. I own neither a flash unit for this camera, nor any area lights.

Rating 2.50 out of 5

#94 It’s Not a Painting

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010


It's Not a Painting

An experiment in light and motion

I Did That On Purpose

To see what I could see. A recent phenomenon in photography has accomplished experts using several thousand dollars worth of equipment to produce blurry photographs. On purpose. On Flickr is a group centered around “deliberate blur” and landscape masters William Neill and Alain Briot have done a lot with the technique.

Me, I’m not so sure. I sort of like what I’ve done here, but it surely seems to me to be a waste of the exquisite machinery of Messrs. Hasselblad and Zeiss.

I can tell you this; like still life, deliberate blur is a lot harder than it looks.

Rating 3.00 out of 5

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