Photography 101 – Glass and Double

Today, you and your camera are seeing double.

I have a lamp sitting in front of an old mirror on a dresser.  This is taken looking up and into the mirror.

IMG_20141201_110320_hdr

Advertisements

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Tennessee, where it’s a “balmy” 35 degrees and cloudy.  Sun tried to peak out a few times but finally gave up.  I hope everyone, everywhere has been able to enjoy family and friends.

imagesVEOU66M0

Photography 101 – Landscape and #NaBloPoMo

It’s a big world out there! Show us what you see in a landscape.

Out my back door this past winter.  Cold but beautiful.

Shadows snow]

Site of the first landing where first settlers came on shore from the James River.  Since 1607 the river has eroded about 25 acres of this part of Jamestown Island.  The original shoreline was close to the present edge of the river channel, a little more than 100 yards offshore from the seawall.  Gives you chills to be standing in the same spot where the first settlers came on land.

307732_2124468147389_1573442828_n 315490_2124458467147_121583201_n

 

 

Photography 101: Moment and #NaBloPoMo

Capture a fleeting moment and experiment with blur and movement.

That moment when you know it’s gone from being silly to completely over the top.

Photography 101: Architecture and #NaBloPoMo

Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.

I think the simplicity of this one translates well to black and white –  Mammoth Cave Baptist Church. Established 1827 Flint Ridge Road, Mammoth Cave National Park. Original church blew away in storm in the 1920’s and this one is the rebuilt one about 50-75 yards from the original church location.

DSCN7460 black and white DSCN7460

Then there’s The Mentz House in Park City, KY with all it’s angles… Built in 1885 by C H Smith of Bowling Green, KY, it was hotel and office for the L & N and Mammoth Cave Railroad.  It burned in 1897 and was rebuilt on the original foundation in 1902 and was home to the Baulch Junior School, a hotel, a nursing home, an apartment building and a private residence.  It is now being restored and is said to be haunted.

mentz house mentz houseblk and whiite

Photography 101, Weekend Two: Play With Light and #NaBloPoMo

We’ve practiced shooting outside, getting different kinds of shots, and experimenting with light. This weekend, let’s build on these skills.

This is a series of shots from a few days ago.  Trying to get the feel of what I as looking for when I posted for “Solitude”.  Took several from different angles of the cog that is mounted at the entrance to The Factory at Franklin in Franklin, TN.

Photography 101: A Pop of Color and #NaBloPoMo

Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.

This shot is of the ticket booth at the old drive in on Hwy 50 in Lewisburg, TN.  It’s closed for winter and looks so desolate and abandoned.  Took a shot of the sign at the entrance also but the color on this one really stands out.

IMG_20141117_110142_hdr The following photos are of the sign and the concession stand area.  They all have the pops of red.

IMG_20141117_110102_hdr IMG_20141117_110210_hdr