Photography as Abstract – Bread

•March 8, 2012 • 20 Comments

Here’s another of the abstracts I’ve been doing. If you want to see the other images/posts in the series, please click here and here.

I’m calling this an abstract, because, well, I am. It’s my blog and I’m allowed to. 😉

Anyhow, one time last fall, I took a trip to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market and took some photos. I really like the photos I took. I haven’t shown many here though, and I’m not sure why.

Again, anyhow, (:  this is a photo of a bread stand. I used a very small aperture on my macro lens (f/3.2), and focused on some bread that wasn’t right in front of the camera. This meant that most of the photo is out of focus.

I like the way it turned out. There is something dynamic in the photo, and I like it. And again, it’s my blog, and I can post what I want. 😉

Bratty Katie is now off to take a nap. (: Hope you like the photo.

Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/3.2.

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Portrait of a Nail 2

•March 7, 2012 • 32 Comments

When I posted my first Portrait of a Nail, I received a lot of wonderful likes and comments for it (thank you!), so I thought I’d post another one.

This was actually the first portrait of a nail I did, when I actually thought of it that way. (: This nail was found in another alley that I visit a lot, and I just liked how it was sitting there on this gate by himself. He looked a bit lonely by himself, so I took the photo to make him smile. 🙂

Shot with my 70-200mm macro lens at f/2.8.

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Portrait of a Leaf – 10 – Waiting Game

•March 6, 2012 • 20 Comments

Time for another portrait of a leaf. If you’d like to see the other portraits of leaves, you can see them at Portrait of a Leaf.

I want to thank all those who have commented about how much they enjoy my leaf series. I truly appreciate the feedback. (:

Here are some leaves that I found after a snow had melted, and they were just lying there, like they were waiting for the water to take them away –The Waiting Game.

Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/6.3.

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Do Not ….

•March 5, 2012 • 36 Comments

This photo is a detail shot of a manhole type cover here in Santa Fe. I just saw it, liked it, and took the photo. (:

Shot with my 105mm lens at f/6.8.

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A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday – 22

•March 4, 2012 • 35 Comments

Here’s the 22nd installment of “A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday.” If you’d like, you can view all the earlier Sunday flower images/posts on this page.

Here’s another flower that I have no idea what it is. (: It grows on the grounds of a public building here in Santa Fe, and during the summer, it’s rather pretty. To me, this reminds me of fairies for some reason; something magical in the image.

Hope there’s something fantastical about your Sunday. (:

Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/13.

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Sock Monkey Love

•March 2, 2012 • 35 Comments

That’s all that needs said, I think, ” Sock Monkey Love.” 🙂

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Shot with my 35 -70 mm lens at f/2.8.

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River, Bridge, Rocks, Snow

•March 1, 2012 • 22 Comments

If you’d like to see more photos of Santa Fe, New Mexico, feel free to look at my Santa Fe Photo Gallery.

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The Santa Fe River, as it goes through the city of Santa Fe, is dry most of the year. A dam was built (I was going to write it was damned and indeed, I feel that it was 😉 ) in 1881 to provide water for the city and prevent flooding, and it only runs (and very weakly) during spring snow melt/runoff in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or during the summer, if we get really heavy and quick thunderstorms.

How I wish the river would run. For me, it would change the entire feel of this town and the way I feel also. That river is what brought the original inhabitants here, and today, it would be nice if we could have the river back.

Anyhow, so here’s the photo. I took this standing in the middle of the river bed. I just liked how the bridge intersected the image and then the large boulders going up the side.

Shot with my 105mm lens at f/11.

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Portrait of a Leaf – 9 – Holding on Tight

•February 29, 2012 • 29 Comments

Time for another portrait of a leaf. If you’d like to see the other portraits of leaves, you can see them at Portrait of a Leaf.

I was impressed with this leaf. It had fallen off of his tree, but then had latched on to this branch and was holding on tight. His tenacious streak struck me, so he became a subject of a portrait.

The thought occurred to me yesterday that this reminds me that sometimes we hang on to things past the point of when we should. I’m sure that means something in my life, but I can’t think of what right now. (:

Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/3.3.

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Photography as Abstract – Lines, Smooth and Warm

•February 28, 2012 • 22 Comments

Here’s another of the abstracts I’ve been doing. If you want to see the other images/posts in the series, please click here and here.

I took this photo back in October. What I like about this abstract, is the smooth surface of it. And the strong vertical lines amid the softer ones, along with the diagonal raised areas. Just something about it that I like.

I’ve featured another photo of this, so if you’d like to know what it is and see a different abstract of the same subject, just click here.

Shot with my 35-70  lens at f/20 and a shutter speed of 1/30, while I moved the camera in a downward motion.

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Nice and Normal – Old Fountain with Sunlit Mountains Behind

•February 27, 2012 • 21 Comments

Here’s another of those Nice and Normal photographs. If you’d like, you can see the other images here.

I took this image late in day in early January. This fountain is behind a very old building here in Santa Fe, and it doesn’t get much notice. The late day sun on the foothills caught my eye, so I decided to try to take a photo with them behind this fountain.

At first, I didn’t want those cars in the image, and I planned to go back and take another shot. But the more I ran into this photo, the more I liked it. To my eye, it feels a bit European, which I enjoy.

Shot with my 105 mm lens at f/2.8.

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