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Fleeting Light

 

 

 

 

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”

~ Aaron Rose

 

 

 

Architecture, Sunset, San Francisco

Clinker Brick

 

 

 

 

Shadows, Black and White, Architecture

Window Light

 

 

 

 

 “Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

~ George Eastman 

 

 

 

Landscape, Beach, Nature, Nikon,

Boardwalk and Fog

 

 

 

 

Black and White, Shadow, Architecture, Sydney

Station Door

 

 

 

Morning Light and Trees

Morning Light and Trees

 

 

 

 

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” ~ Dorothea Lange

 

 

 

 

 

Ephemeral

Blooming Mustard, Napa Vineyards

 

 

 

Landscape, Vineyard, California, Nikon, Agriculture

Napa Vineyard and Mustard

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Vineyard, California, Nikon, Agriculture

Trimming the Vines, Napa Valley

 

 

 

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

Landscape, Vineyard, California, Nikon, Agriculture

Vines and Yellow Mustard

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Vineyard, California, Nikon, Agriculture

Grapevine and Mustard Flower

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Vineyard, California, Nikon, Agriculture

Mustard Bloom

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Vineyard, California, Nikon, Agriculture, Abstract

A Burst of Mustard

 

 

 

 

 

 Fresh is the theme. 

Lines and Shadows: Walls

 

 

 

 

“To consult the rules of composition before making a photograph is a little like consulting the law of gravity before going for a walk.”

~Edward Weston

 

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows

High Museum, Atlanta

 

 

 

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows

Temple Wall, Siem Reap

 

 

 

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

~ David Alan Harvey

 

 

 

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows

Chapel, Eliel Saarinen

 

 

 

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows

Train Station, Bozeman, MT

 

 

 

Black and White, Close-up, Mendocino, California, Barn

Still Life, Mendocino

 

 

 

“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”

~Scott Lorenzo

 

 

 

 

 

 This week’s theme is Wall. 

 

 

Color My World Orange

 

 

 

“Orange is the happiest color” ~ Frank Sinatra

 

 

 

Please click on an image for a colorful slideshow: 

 

 

 

 

 

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” — Wassily Kandinsky

 

 

 

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Orange.

Rewards Of The Day

 

 

 

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”

~ Jay Maisel

 

 

 

Vineyard, Sunset, Landscape, Nikon,

Vineyards, Napa

 

 

 

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”

~ Yousuf Karsh

 

 

 

Landscape, Black and White, Big Sur, California

Appreciation, Big Sur

 

 

 

“I see something special and show it to the camera. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.”

~Sam Abell

 

 

 

 

Sunset, Silhouette, Landscape, Nikon,

Grasses, Big Sur

 

 

 

 

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

~ George Eastman

 

 

 

 

Sunset, San Francisco, Landscape

Clouds, San Francisco

 

 

 

 The Weekly Photo Challenge is Reward.

Portraits And The Rule of Thirds

In portraiture, rather than centering your subjects, imagine a tic-tac-toe board and place them where the imaginary lines intersect.

 

 

 

 

Monochrome, San Francisco, Portrait, Nikon, Black and White

Kevin

 

 

 

Portrait, Child, Beach, Ocean

Hug the Ocean

 

 

 

Thailand, Portrait, Nikon, Travel

Going Fishing

 

 

 

“There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release.”

~ Bryan Peterson

 

 

 

 

Thailand, Travel, Mahout, Portrait

Mahout

 

 

 

Portrait, , Nikon, Child

Discovering

 

 

 

 

 

“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.”

~ Diane Arbus

 

 

 

 

Cat, Portrait, Nikon, Black and White

Here Kitty

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand, Portrait, Man, Nikon

At Rest, Chiang Mai 

 

 

 

Portrait, Child, Nikon, Black and White, Monochrome

Andrew

 

 

 

 

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

 

The Weekly Photo Challenge is “Rule of Thirds”. 

 

Symmetry

 

 

What makes a photograph compelling? This is a question I ask myself whenever I am shooting. Creating balance in a composition is the trick and there are times when it really pays off to center the subject symmetrically. 

 

 

 

 

The bow of the boat leads your eye to the fascinating limestone karst formations on Halong Bay in Vietnam. 

Black and White, Vietnam, Landscape, Nikon

Ship’s Bow, Halong Bay

 

 

 

Staring into the eyes of a Great Horned Owl is mesmerizing and choosing a centered close-up accentuates his intense gaze. 

Owl, Close-Up, Bird, Wildlife

Look Into My Eyes

 

 

 

Subjects in threes create a pleasing symmetry. 

Doors, Architecture, New Orleans

French Quarter Blues

 

 

 

 

 

Textures and colors are the focal point in this image of a wrought iron gate. 

Recoleta Iron,  Buenos Aires

Recoleta Iron, Buenos Aires

 

 

 

 

 

Columns are an interesting challenge in composition. 

Architecture, Black and White,

Columns and Door, Legion of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

Shooting a mirrored landscape reflection is a great way to use symmetry.  

Maroon Bells, Aspen

Maroon Bells, Aspen

 

 

 

 

 

This church door in Sydney called for a centered composition that made the lines, details and colors stand out.

Architecture, Door, Sydney

Church Door, Sydney

 

 

 

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.” ~ Annie Leibovitz

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Symmetry.

 

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