Talk about a different perspective. This shot is very similar to a very recent shot “The Road Less Traveled.” I think our brains work in a certain way that keeps those similarities working together.
I want to preface today by saying how awesome it is writing in RAW (that’s a photography pun for you photogs). I took up this year long project for two reasons: to learn how to shoot photography and to get … Continue reading
When I came upon this fence I wondered what purpose it held. This end of the fencing ends, and the barbed wire is falling, and the other end goes to a road (one you might notice from my facebook page cover). So with this somewhat imposing fence, what is the message here. Be afraid, but don’t worry nothing will happen. Do Not Enter…from this specific location. I mean, when I see a fence with some barbed wire on top I think there is something big and secret behind it. A place where few people are allowed to enter. So…what do you think is behind this fence?
I wanted to try something a little different today. More often then not, when you see a flower, or even some nice looking weeds, you are drawn to them. Their bright colors are a great contrast to the surrounding green. I have to admit, when I was walking down the street looking for a shot before the sun went completely down, I spotted these flowers next to some water. I made my way over and started snapping some pictures. I got some great shots, especially with some of the warm light shining on these deceptive weeds. But as I took some more pictures I started to think about the rocks on the ground (I guess they are called marl, or rip rap). Well, these rocks are very interesting in themselves. Look at all the detail in them.
What do you mean you can’t see it that well? Oh are those weeds in the way? And here is the big meaning of this photo today; I did have a purpose. Even as nice as weeds can look, they are still an encroaching force on the yards and gardens of those who work so hard to keep them. Weeds are a menace the green thumb. Weeds need to be taken care of, no matter how nice they seem; it is all a guise. So this photo goes out to all the rocks and piles of dirt and patches of grass. Weeds 2012 (make them famous by making them imfamous).
Today I went over to the Radio Island beach access. You don’t really go on the island, but you can see it from the beach. It is a nice little are with some calm waters. It was a bit chilly today, for eastern NC, but it was still nice to walk on the beach and change up my scenery a bit. I grabbed a few nice shots of the actual beach, but when I came upon today’s photo, I knew I found something awesome. Actually, I wasn’t sure what I found. It looks like a jellyfish and I’m going to go with that, but I was a bit surprised how heavy it was. I snapped a few pictures to start, but the thing was too far away from the breaking water so I tried to push it out more with my foot. It proved harder than I expected, but the task got completed. I lowered my camera closer to the ground and grabbed a few shots as the water cascaded on the back side of this UBO (Unidentified Beached Object).
In Lightroom, I turned up the clarity and contrast a bit to give it more of a lifeless look. I played with a gradient to bring in some color from the top right. I am happy with the detail in the image and the contrast of the blue and yellow. It was definitely a great find and helped me get over my internal struggle of finding new and interesting topics (especially after this weekend).