Just a pretty flower from today.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Ashley at Ramblings and Photos takes the most beautiful photos of ordinary objects, and she has inspired me to try to do the same. It is easy to take a pretty picture of something pretty, but it is art if you can take a picture of something boring. This is a doorknob in my home. I like the lines of it. I don't know if I would classify this photo of art, but I think it came out okay.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Black and White
Made of Wood
Black and White:
Happy/Made of Wood: I am cheating here because it photo is only supposed to represent one item on the list. I originally took this photo for Made of Wood, as it is a photo in a wooden frame, but I did not get around to taking a photo to represent Happy. I think this photo does represent both, though. This is a photo of me and my grandmother on my 10th or 11th birthday. Look how happy I was, not just because it was birthday, but because I was with my grandmother who I love so much.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Aquariums are very difficult places to take photograph. They have notoriously bad lighting and everything is behind glass that often has hand prints all over it. The Boston Aquarium was no different, but here are a few that I think came out okay.
After we left the aquarium, I popped on my new ultra-wide angle lens, and we walked around Boston for a couple of hours.
Added to Black and White Wednesdays at The Long Road to China.
Old City Hall:
Some Old Church:
The Memorial to the Victims of the Irish Potato Famine:
From there, I put the 28-75 back on, and we headed over to Boston Common:
Boy With Bird:
Make Way For Ducklings: (Remember that book. It is fantastic.)
We were really lucky because it only rained while we were in the aquarium. We heard that Boston got over 4 inches in less than 2 hours, though, and the lake in Boston Common actually overflowed.
This swan didn't seem to mind, though.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
We went to see a good friend in Boston this weekend. On Friday, I really only took a few quick shots because we were so busy catching up. Here is one from the farmer's market at Copley Square. It's funny because I took of photo of some nice healthy vegetables, but we actually bought some goat cheese marinated in olive oil. Yum.
Sepia or Black and White with Selective Coloring
We are only supposed to use one photo from our archives, but, unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to take some of these photos this week, so I am cheating and pulling two photos from my archives. (Actually three, but I am not counting the last photo since the editing is new.)
National Pride: This is a photo of the statue of Benjamin Franklin in front of Old City Hall in Boston.
Sunset: (Photo previously taken and in auto)
Fire: (Photo previously taken)
Favorite: Here is a photo I took of a frog at the Boston Aquarium which I am using to represent my love of all animals.
Sepia or Black and White with Selective Coloring: This is the first time that I have done selective coloring. I rarely like selective coloring in a photo, but it was good to learn how to do it. This photo was previously posted in May, but the editing is new.