Thursday, February 10, 2011

Here's the Answer
Several people wondered what the last image on my previous post was.  Well, it was.... oh, wait.  Let me tell you about these first.

I went out walking around the neighborhood this afternoon, and this time I remembered to bring my tripod.  Always a good idea.  I still feel pretty steady, but the fact of the matter is that when I see some of the images I take, I realize that a steady hand ain't what it used to be. 

Along the way, I stopped at the community center of the housing area where I'm staying.  As I was clicking away in front of the building, I heard a voice through the window.  I was then invited inside to see a special potted palm, and in the process I noticed these paintings. 

Now, I'm not usually a fan of  oil paintings--I gravitate toward watercolors.  But these were truly beautiful and when I asked if I could take some photos of them, the owner agreed wholeheartedly.   They kind of lose something in the translation, but take my word for it, they're beautiful.

So that was my afternoon, or rather 1 1/2 hour of shooting.

Oh yes, what was that image in the last post?  Hmmmm.  Okay, okay!  It is a vinyl-coated chain link fence.  I took it as a horizontal, but it loaded to the computer as a horizontal.  After I edited it, I realized that I liked it better in the horizontal format.  So there you have it.


J.L.Velez said...

Really like that first shot, unique perspective!

trishalyn said...

These are beautiful! I agree...that first shot is really nice, and projects the illusion of great depth.

Thanks for the answer to the puzzle from Tuesday's posting! :-)

~she~ said...

Very cool! I like the ladders!

Bridget said...

i also vote for #1.