Thursday, May 21, 2009

Puddles and a self portrait.....

Last Saturday I was out in the yard walking around to see if the grass was too wet to cut, which of course it was. I was fascinated with the reflections of the top of my neighbor's house and the clouds in the puddles of water from the rainfall we had earlier. My default inclination is to grab my camera and start shooting, so that's what I did. I came up with some surreal and interesting images which I will probably use in a photomontage or digital painting. I like to take self portraits of shadows of myself or reflections of myself in mirrors or any other reflective surface. As I was taking pictures of different angles, I was very careful not to get my reflection in any of the shots. As I was just about finished and looking for any angles that I might have missed in the viewfinder, there was a really neat composition with my reflection in it and I thought this would make a good self portrait, so I captured it. Here is my newest self portrait.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yardwork and spring

Well as far as I'm concerned, it is official, nice spring weather is here to stay. WHY? Because I cut my grass for the first time last Saturday the 25th of April. OMG that is 7 whole days ago. Lo and behold, I have to do it again today or tomorrow, it is growing really fast. The next day I went out to do some more yardwork, I was already sore from mowing the day before because my mower's self propelling feature is broke. I promised myself that after I did some yardwork I would take some pictures. Yardwork can be a ZEN experience and I don't dislike doing it but I didn't really feel like doing it that day because I was sore and I couldn't wait to take pictures because that is more fun. There are all kinds of neat buds, blossoms, and flowers springing up around the yard. Anyway, here is one of the pictures I took of a white and yellow daffodil. The backlight was perfect and the low angle really gave it the look I was trying to capture. SUCCESS!!!