One thing I rather enjoy about going out to test things out – film, camera, lens – is the fact it puts me in a mood to experiment. Not that this is an especially inspiring picture, but what I mean is that I think about photography a bit differently than at other times. Maybe this approach – the thought of “experimenting” and not worrying about the results – is a more creative, and consequently satisfying, approach.
Again, Nikon and Ilford Ortho Plus 80.
Another bench, a different experience. Here, the valley below and the mountains beyond fill your world.
On a sunny day I like to sit here. The scent of pine needles. Birdsong and the rustle of leaves in the wind.
I wandered around the complex – sounds industrial – which contains the teen center, senior center, and public library. Besides the buildings are gardens and a local park, all of which contain native plants and trees. And places for a person to enjoy. Here is one of the many benches under the trees, this one in front of the entrance to the main library. Having read that a good way to determine if a black and white photo will work is to look for strong contrasts . . . I liked the light sparking through the leaves above the bench in particular, as well as the shadows and lines within the frame.
While not where Wordsworth was, this little bit of local beauty is always a place of tranquility and quiet – a place, a place to be thankful for each day.
My first roll through the now-repaired Olympus Trip 35, with Kodak UltraMax 400. So nice to have this little camera back!
My husband and I clambered up the hill full bore to catch this, and the rush was worthwhile. It was one of those last minute, hurry up, let’s do it! type of thing . . .
This is a doozy of a pano – about 40 – taken with the Df and the 70-300 Tamron. I used MS’s Image Composition Editor. It does a really good job, much faster the Photoshop. Click on the image a couple of times to see the detail and size of this picture – and I reduced it substantially from the original pano!
This particular bench is a favorite of mine, both to photograph and to plop down upon to survey the world around me.
One of my favorite places to pause.