I have been taking regular walks up to the pond recently and took this photo a few days ago after some heavy rains, thus water coming over the dam.
The dam does not break but overflows,
like the heart so full of love, unable to hold back,
it pours forth powerfully and purposefully,
tumbling onto the rocky reality of life. Nannette
Pond Study In Infrared No. 2
I photographed the Pry House, on Antietam National Battlefield early in the morning, but what captured my attention most was the corn crib and the light and shadows inside.
Antietam Nat’l Battlefield, Pry House, Corn Crib
This is a pond close to where we live. As I have expressed before at some juncture, that I like infrared photos because of the great contrast that can be achieved in black and white, particularly in the sky. Also I prefer photos that are not obviously infrared, where the greens are not a harsh white, although they all have their place. The deserted cabin adds contrast to the jet trail in the left portion of the sky.
After I posted this photo, I received this wonderful thought from Nannette Pierson:
We rush to cross the skies,
to places far away,
to capture a moment of peace and tranquility,
while a cabin,
on a pond in paradise,
remains as empty as one’s soul…..
Pond Study In Infrared No. 1
Since I did a door yesterday, thought I would followup today with another one – will return to more current work probably tomorrow. I took pictures of this door in Savannah on two occasions this spring. In fact it intrigued me so much I actually made a special trip into Savannah to photograph it again. I do not know what is on the other side, first question asked when people see the photographs.
Savannah Door Study, April 21 – No.1
Savannah Door Study, April 25 – No.1
A good friend sent me some great photos last evening, and among them was this wonderful old structure in Bluffton, SC, that I believe is awaiting restoration. I had photographed it earlier this spring, shooting into the building through a chain link fence at some very interesting blue woodwork including this door.
Blue Door In Bluffton, SC
I just got my first Holga plastic camera. It is a pinhole (no lens), panoramic camera using medium format 120 film – for this post I used black and white film which I processed myself and scanned. If you don’t know what Holga cameras are, please Google them, or here is a Wikipedia link:
The second photograph was lots of fun, it is a multiple exposure, and with film you don’t know what you have until you develop it, living on the edge in the digital age.
Deserted Railroad Engine – Holga Pinhole Study No.2
Yesterday I posted a link for the Maryland Farm Portfolio, and today I am posting the link to the parallel Portfolio In Black And White, so please click here and enjoy:
Maryland Farm Windows No. 1 BNW
I did a little book portfolio of the “Maryland Farm”, which includes the color photos published here during the last week and some additional images. So, if you would like to see it, please click and go to:
MARYLAND FARM STUDY NO. 1
Maryland Farm – Windows No. 1
I am working on a project involving historic death masks and took photographs of a number of them last week. I am not very happy with the results and have to refine my technique. I will be returning to do a series of these photographs in a couple of weeks. But for now, here is a photo of Lord Palmerston – British Prime Minister.
This for now will be my last post on the Maryland Farm that I photographed last week. I am continuing to edit photographs for this project and probably will update this post so that you can see more of them. I really like this Black and White version, so just posting it here today. Stay tuned for a new subject tomorrow.
Maryland Farm, Outbuildings No.1 BnW