Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Every Day Things Seen Differently

I needed to shake things up, to get the cobwebs out.  So, I used the wrong lens 
and tried to look at the things I see every day, but see them differently.

A head of Autumn Joy Sedum seen up close before it opens up completely.

Two blossoms from a limelight hydrangea, photographed very close 
in hopes of creating an interesting abstract form.

Last week I photographed some of my daughter's perfect flowers as they were visited by butterflies and bees.  This week I went to Elizabeth Park and found a flower in the last hours 
of its bloom, surrounded by companions long past their prime. 

A man and woman were running down the street.  Trees cast strong shadows.
I went out of focus to see if the forms alone would work.

I did the same thing in the Elizabeth Park annual garden, with the greenhouse in the background.

I photographed the lobby of the Connecticut Science Center from a high floor.
A table was filled with kids working on projects.  In a bit of serendipity, I captured
a child (near the top right of the table) with a bag over his head.

Sometimes ya gotta shake things up.


Barbara Rogers said...

I'm good with everything except the out of focus ones...somehow my brain says it's my eyes, and they get really pushed trying to bring them into focus, no thanks. Loved the kid with the bag...the one on the left on the end also has one. I like the distance and close focus in that!

RedPat said...

You had a bit of fun, Jack! I prefer a bit of focus in the pics to the total out of focus ones too.

William Kendall said...

Your last is my favourite of the set.

Sharon said...

What a nice little shake-up! I love those close-ups and that kid with the bag on his head is awesome!

Taken For Granted said...

Always good to experiment with your camera. Sometimes the results are glorious, sometimes not. Like your photo from a high angle of the kids doing project.

Cloudia said...

Indeed! Thanks for shaking us up too

jennyfreckles said...

Good to experiment, I think. I find my first attempts are rarely any good... Of these, I particularly like the high-angle one - and laughed at the kid in the bag! If these close-ups are with your 300mm lens, they've turned out fine. I don't have a zoom with that high a magnification, hence trying the macro lens.