Monday, September 19, 2011

Walking Ollie

I typically take my dog, Oliver (Ollie), for a walk around the same basic loop near our neighborhood. Because I'm so used to the route, it's tough to spot things that seem unique. I like the challenge of trying to continue to find good photographs in familiar places like these.

This old fence is always in various states of disrepair. The carpentry geek in me knows that they used drywall screws instead of galvanized screws to attach the pickets, which is what caused the bleeding.

I really love how this shot came out. I think this flower is a Russian Sage.

An old, dried-out river bed. Dog print, dog print and raccoon print, I think.

Some sweet graffiti from underneath an underpass. Mustaches as so hot right now, even on women.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Alex's Shot

This is a supplement to the last post, A Younger Perspective. Of the hundreds of pictures taken, there was one, taken by my oldest cousin, Alex, that completely floored me. I would not have thought to take this picture in the first place, which is what makes me appreciate it so much. For those of you wondering what it is exactly, it is a piece of birch bark, uncurling off of the trunk, captured with the lens wide open, in some fantastic, bokeh-fied light. Next step: print it on a huge canvas and hang it on my wall.

A Younger Perspective

On my trip up to the lake, I lent my camera to a few of my younger cousins, Alex, Nico and Ella. As it turns out, they all have an amazing talent for photography. I'm not sure if it was their unprejudiced eye for the world around them or just raw creativity, but either way, they took some incredibly unique shots. Thanks to them for inspiring me to see things from a different perspective.