Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Casa de Fruta Pick-up

This old red pick-up truck
makes for an appealing display
inside one of the shops
at Casa de Fruta,
a popular way-station
on the west side of Pacheco Pass
between I-5 and Hwy 101
along California's Central Coast.
What I didn't notice
when I took the picture
was that unknown lady's
bare leg
in the bottom left corner...

Taken 28 August 2011.

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Study in Light and Shadow

Looking a lot like
angry eyes, nose, furrowed brow,
this abstract photograph,
stark with geometric simplicity
and subtly shaded perspective
is a relatively ordinary shot
of a hyper-ordinary subject -
the portico of a building
past which dozens of workers
rush every day to make a living.
In the fuller original photo below
you can see the converging lines
of the post and headers;
and beyond the portico to the left
the amazing blue tone of reflected moonlight
on white stucco.
The optical illusions caused by the
play of light and shadow
with the straight lines
drawn to a central focal point -
that's what caught my eye.

Taken 14 January 2011.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blue Wall #4

Something about
the condition
of the paint
draws the eye.
the shades of blue,
with a wedge of clear blue sky
rakishly adorning an upper corner;
the lines and the shadows,
especially all of those
straight, parallel lines
crowned by the single
curving line of the roof,
foreshadowed in miniature
by the vent-cap
just below the roof line...
the three louvered vents
leaning into the frame
at opposing angles...
and the corner
formed by the two walls
coming together -
a focal point
that calls attention to itself.


Taken 7 October 2011.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Deer on Break

I briefly,
very, very briefly,
considered titling this post
"Splen-deer in the Grass."

the restraint that kept me from 
typing that into the title field
was not sufficient
to keep that silliness
confined to my brain-pan.

While this is not
wildlife photography,
I was very pleased to capture it.
It is a restful, beautiful,
natural scene.
It makes me smile
and sigh.

Taken 11 January 2011.