This is the textured glass in our sidelight window. A little playing with the angle gives a sort of abstract landscape. See it? See, right there?
Dan and I played a few rousing games of ping pong this afternoon since it was rainy and cold. We intended to go to the International District for Chinese New Year celebrations, but the weather won. So instead of cool pictures of a Chinese dragon, you get this! It is a photographic journey of this year of our life, after all.
On my photo walk today I passed a playground and tried a bunch of shots. I always like finding the abstract in the everday. I'm reaping an unexpected benefit from the photo/day project - I'm heading outside (fresh air), taking walks (exercise), learning the neighborhood and getting away from my computer every day or 2. Excellent!
Today is the first day of a "kitchen" theme. I took pic after pic of pears - groupings, singles, bright light, dim light, in focus, out of focus. Didn't like 'em. Cut one and tried some combos of that then had the idea of trying a slow shutter speed and showing my hand taking the pear for a bite. While not perfect, it's the best of the day.
One of the tips to completing a 365 project is to have your camera with you at all times. I'm tryin'. I actually had it with me today when I went to the store and around back I noticed these water valves or whatever they are. Bright red against the boring stucco building......
Was supposed to snow yesterday, but just got cold rain. This morning we had 30 minutes of snow that dusted the roof tops. I was too cold to actually venture out for a photo but when I opened the back door, I was faced with this photo op. Hooray for the gazing ball!
Doesn't it look like a church? It's under the Fremont bridge by the troll- Dan & I meant to go to the Sunday Farmer's market but as soon as we got there it started raining/snowing and we didn't have an umbrella! We were so unprepared! So we wandered a bit, came up on the troll & I took a couple of unremarkable shots (only had my macro with me), then turned around and was much more inspired by this shot - took a little fiddling to get the exposure right, but that's the point. Liked this result much more than the troll.....
Oops - I've already forgotten to post a picture! Took one yesterday and got it on flickr, but apparently not here. Wanted to work on depth of field and had a vision with a zipper. Took MANY shots and couldn't match my head vision to reality. This is the best of the bunch.