Dec 142010

Textured patterns and colors underfoot.

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Photographed near noon on a clear day, with sidewalks wet from snowmelt. The light was so contrasty I could only see black and white textures, but the camera also saw rainbows of color.

Nikon D300; f8 @ 1/8000sec, ISO 200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 95mm (142mm EFL); subject distance 5.96m

Sep 282010

Horizontal lines of a colorful rusted door and concrete.

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The graphic lines and complementary colors of blue and orange attracted me to this subject in an alley.

It might look well printed on metallic paper, and tie into the series of doors I photographed awhile back in the catacombs of Savannah.

Edit October 2, 2010: I replaced the original image with another, attempting to bring out more color and contrast. Following is version 1 for comparison—change is more obvious in the larger versions:

Horizontal lines of a colorful rusted door and concrete.

Nikon D300; f/6.7 @ 1/125sec, ISO 3200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 40mm (60mm EFL); subject distance 2.24m

Sep 202010

Peeling paint in pastel hues.


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Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 2500 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 35mm (52mm EFL); subject distance .5m

Peeling paint in muted hues.


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Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 2000 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 95mm (142mm EFL); subject distance .71m

Aug 302010

A white blind tied back with a green ribbon in front of a dark room.

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Photographed from the street, looking up on a hot summer day.


Nikon D300; f/5.3 @ 1/45sec, ISO 800 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 95mm (142mm EFL); focus distance 7.9m

Aug 212010

Exposed bed springs against a colorful felt.

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Another find on a different day, in the alleyways of our neighborhood.

It’s a little creepy to be walking alone in those venues with a nice camera, but also a bit like traveling to a different city and exploring with fresh eyes.

Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 2500 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 105mm (157mm EFL); focus distance .90m

Aug 192010

Springs of an empty bedframe against a deep blue sky.

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Walking the alleyways in our neighborhood recently, I found this in the bed of a salvage truck. Cool. 🙂


Nikon D300; f/16.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 450 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 36mm (54mm EFL); focus distance .50m

Aug 142010

Bright red and yellow showing through gaps in a latticed fence.

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The flash of bright red behind this fence caught my eye while walking through an alley. Then I discovered the yellow, and even a bright green—though I couldn’t fit that into the frame from my vantage point.

Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/500sec (handheld), ISO 200;
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 112mm (168mm EFL); focus distance 1.33m

Aug 102010

The hull of a boat floating within strongly patterned reflections.

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Captured in camera, this scene is not cropped and post-processing involved only tweaking for color and contrast.  Though I know what it is, I still have trouble parsing the image!

On a side note, my Web hosting server was attacked through Google’s FeedBurner yesterday, temporarily suspending my account and putting it risk for deletion. I’ve had to disable FeedBurner and delete the feed, so I’ve no idea if subscribers are still receiving updates… If not, and you see this note, you can re-subscribe using the orange RSS link above the right-hand menu column.

Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 800;
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 120mm (180mm EFL); focus distance 10.59m

Aug 092010

A blue wind chime hanging from a white clapboard wall.


Marigolds in pots near a plain white door in a blank brick wall.


Colorful beach towels hanging from the railing of a third floor apartment.

№„–3: An apartment near the beach

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Over on Flickr, Micheline asked “How come we do not see [these images] on your blog?” In part, it’s because I wasn’t sure what I thought of them.

The scenes struck me as poignant… People who don’t have much still find ways to introduce beauty and pleasure into their lives: a gentle sound, bright color, blooming flowers, a day at the beach. I’d love to know if that comes across for you in these images, or not!

Jul 272010

Detail of two colorful doors side-by-side.

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Warming up on my own before the second day of exercises during the Miksang photography workshop in Boulder, I was delighted by the colors in this setting.

Red color swatch.Orange color swatch.Green color swatch.Blue color swatch.

  • Red R:159 G:46 B:45
  • Orange R:159 G:85 B:56
  • Green R:1 G:167 B:113
  • Blue R:101 G:148 B:205