Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dry Bones

My daughter commented, appropriately, that she found this one more disturbing than the last.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Missed Opportunities

I have been meaning to stop and photograph this barn for almost a year. From route 4 it was towering, almost gothic in its force. I was too late. When I passed it last week, the roof had caved in, and the two turret-like vents were somewhere inside, swallowed by the beast. Even in its current state, it is not without merit, but when I finally got there today, the long shot I had imagined was no longer possible.

Never put off to tomorrow...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Journey to the Underworld

I thought this was a good follow up to the previous photo past the "No Trespass" and down the garden path. If I took photos in the city more often, there might be more like this.

The apparition of these faces in a crowd.
Petals on a wet, black bough.

In fact, it was taken while descending into the Prague Metro.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

To the Garden of Delights

This photo was taken a few years back. It never quite worked, but today with a bit of deft cropping, I think I got the background space to read properly so that one is encouraged to make the journey down the garden path. I've also tried this photo in monochrome, and I like it both ways, but right now it's so good to have all that color.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Seeking Color

This photo was taken just before the last of the fall leaves had disappeared from the hill behind Meeker Swamp. The last of the days light adds deep shadows and makes the few remaining leaves glow. I came across it during my periodic review of old images, and it reminded me of how much I'm longing for either more color or a complete white-out beneath a blanket of snow.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Monochrome or Technicolor

Wind sweeping across the surface of Meeker Swamp has momentarily blown the dusting of snow into an unteresting pattern. I'm offering the image here in monochrome even though I'm also very exctied by the rich blue, white and gold of the full color version. Choices are so hard. Can one accept two versions of the same photo?

Friday, January 19, 2007

In Monochrome

Our light dusting of snow as not enough to coat the ground but wet enough to line the branches until the wind began. I've been experimenting with monochrome images. I especially like the way monochrome universalizes this barn scene and makes the whole photo much more about textures than about subject.