Monday, September 14, 2009

Peaches

"Movin to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
Im movin to the country Im gonna eat me a lot of peaches"

Last Sunday, I decided to enjoy the sunny morning by going for a walk around town. It was that kind of crisp sunny blue sky kind of morning that always seems to signal the start of fall. Since it was such a mild summer, it seems like fall is already on its way, which I guess it is up here in the north. As I wandered around town, I happened upon this pile of peaches slowly rotting away on someone's porch. Why are they there? Who left them? Why didn't they eat them?

Sometimes for me photography captures not the answer but the question.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cayuga Shells


We did a bit of traveling around the local area this weekend, being tourists in our own locale. On Saturday we all went over to Taughannock Falls for the first time, which was a great location. Unfortunately a poor day for pictures there but still a beautiful set of falls which I intend to visit much more often now. Afterwards, we decided to head back home but since the kids still seemed to have some energy (even after a goodly hike), I took everyone to the Long Point State Park just south of Aurora. The park is great because it is right on the water and has a nice big playground. Rowan collected a handful of small snail shells along the lakeshore, which she handed to me for safe keeping. As we watched the kids play, I pulled these shells out of my pocket and set them on the old picnic table at which we were sitting. After a few minutes, I started to notice the light play across the shells as the breeze caused the branches to slowly move the area of shade around. That is when I started to experiment with taking different images. I played with the light and the shadows, the focus and orientation, angle of view and depth of field. In only a few short minutes I had a very fulfilling time just finding images and things of interest with these shells and the old picnic table.

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