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52Frames2022 Week 05 "Black and White"
"You know the day destroys the night … Night divides the day … Tried to run … Tried to hide … Break on through to the other side" – The Doors
I noticed this elderly couple hiking a trail in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. They were near a monument and walking a path toward the forest. I quickly (as fast as an old man can) set my shutter speed at 1/13 of a second using auto ISO and deliberately moved my camera up and down. In post processing, I converted to B&W and made adjustments in Lightroom and Nik filters. I liked the final look of an almost watery trail, with web-like tree limbs, mysterious white blocks and a chain fence leading line. This photo can be interpreted in many ways, but I immediately thought of The Doors song. Let me know what you see.
Monday, January 31, 2022
52Frames2022 Week 04 "Minimalist"
Okay, so it’s not as romantic as the movie “Titanic,” but hey … buzzards need love too. (Or so I hear.)
There just happens to be this awesome dead tree on our cul-de-sac. And, during the winter months, there just happens to be a LOT of buzzards in our immediate area. So, I stepped out our front door one morning and there he/she was … on the very peak of the dead tree, wings spread wide. I thought to myself, “Self, this would make a great minimalist photo. Especially if I converted it to black and white. And, I sure would love some pancakes for breakfast.” I often lose track of my thoughts. Anyway, the pancakes were delicious.
52Frames2022 Week 03 "Complementary Colors"
When stairs were first invented, how did people know how to use them? I wonder if there was imaging such as this to help instruct first time stair climbers? And, if only they had added drawings showing people how to go back down the stairs … that would have certainly helped with the overcrowding of the upper floors. NOTE: The original walls in this staircase were yellow. But, since I liked the blue “stair-climbing figure,” I convinced the owner of the building to repaint the walls orange so that I could complete this week’s challenge of Complementary Colors. Had I really thought about it, I would have just done it myself in Photoshop. Later, I did apologize to the owner, but she was none too happy about my idea for next week’s Extra Challenge theme of “Nude.”
52Frames2022 Week 02 "Hello From ..."
You are traveling through another dimension. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination …
To tell the truth, I’m in the here and now. But, on occasion, I will mentally time travel back to my childhood where the only time I wore a mask was when I went Trick-or-Treating. That’s where I went this week after I spotted a sweet 1957 Mercury in the parking lot at Kennesaw Mountain Park. I took this photo and was shocked to see that it looked like I had used a vintage Kodak Instamatic for the snapshot. (Insert “Twilight Zone” music.)
Witness Mr. Spiff Carner, amateur photographer. A fanciful little man with a Nikon camera and a Walter Mitty imagination. An accidental siting of a classic automobile will lead him on a short trip ... through the Twilight Zone.