photographic gems of february 2013
Yes, this is the first set of “photographic gems” I’ve done in awhile. These are a sampling of the photos I’m submitting for my color digital midterm; I’ve chosen to focus on pattern & texture. enjoy! Click images for larger view.
(photographic gems: a monthly feature to keep my camera happy and my viewfinding eye sharp.)
perfect playground picnic
As classes were winding down for the semester, the sun managed to beckon Brad and I away from our studies for a little photo-picnic.
Chicken salad, the best Apricot iced tea in the world*, blackberries, and lemon pocket pies made the perfect picnic lunch. It was a beautiful day, sunny and breezy, and it was wonderful to escape our books for a short while.
But this wasn’t just a little picnic: it was a little photo-picnic.
You see, there are these swings.
They are tucked alongside the almost-highway that is Cleveland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. We’ve driven by them a million times, and I just love the juxtaposition of the bright red and blue swings against the green grass next to the gray, noisy street. Such a peaceful spot next to such a busy commuter zone.
And I’ve always wanted to take pictures.
So we climbed, and swinged, and I snapped away.
The commuters crawled by, onlookers gaped at me and my camera… but it’s their loss. I was capturing colors; they were sitting in traffic.
Don’t forget to take breaks, even on the busiest days! It makes all the difference.
*seriously, this makes the best iced tea. after trying my first batch i returned to the store and bought the last four boxes they had. now that it’s available in bulk from amazon, you know what i’m doing next.