Busted

Old Car City is full of contrasts.  Some things are amazing because they are well preserved and others, like this, are interesting because they are broken.  This car window was interesting in detail because of the patterns and bubbles visible.  It reminds me of what ice on a frozen pond looks like when it cracks.

Things like this make me wonder how they made this glass and how it is different from what is used today.  From one point of view, it’s good that the window didn’t shatter but then it sure did spread those cracks across a wide area.  No matter what caused it to end up this way, the patterns are pretty neat to look at.

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
240mm @ f/18 – 1/80 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #shattered #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

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Patterns

Nature is full of patterns which we often do not see.  You have to look closely.  When you take the time to do this, you will find amazing worlds.  This is a macro image of a hydrangea leaf.  The veins seem to cut bright roads through verdant hills.  The edge of the leaf is a saw blade or the ridge of a dinosaur’s back.

I will never cease to be amazed by the glory of nature’s beauty.  It is always right in front of us but not always noticed.  I guess that is true of all really good things in life.  We need to make an effort to appreciate how lucky we are!

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/60 sec – ISO 200

#autumn #closeup #colors #detail #leaves #macro #Nature #Photography #seasonal #WithMyTamron #vanguard #Nikon #hydrangea

Architectural Detail

Each year, when we go for a photo walk through historic Roswell, the group selects a few themes for the day.

This year, we picked:

  1. The color red
  2. Flowers and nature
  3. Abstracts
  4. Architectural detail

I walked past this one home on Canton Street where the leaded-glass window caught my eye and then, I noticed all the patterns of the shingles along the roof around it.  The repeating pattern and detail are very interesting but, it may be the irregularity of the pieces that I found most appealing.  While the shapes all follow the pattern, you can also see how the lines are not all perfectly straight.  Some of the shingles are a little crooked or slightly different sizes.  The window does not sit perfectly in the casing but everything seems to be as it should be.  I think this just shows the age and reminds me of how much work it must have taken to hand cut and position each piece of this house.

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
58mm @ f/8 – 1/6 sec – ISO 800

#RoswellPhotographicSociety #RPSPhotoWalk #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron #patterns #architecture #window #shingles #historicroswell  #cantonstreet  #roswellga

Have you lost your marbles?

Here’s a  little study of light and texture with my macro lens.  This is a close up view of a jar full of marbles.  It is actually something I had on my desk to hold a flower made of PVC pipe which I got from my friend Bryan Blackmon.  The green in the middle is the stem of the flower.

I put an LED light underneath the vase holding the marbles and got some interesting patterns.  The marbles are clear glass but there are bubbles and imperfections which add to the texture.  The final image seems to float as if in water but this composition is actually all dry.

Glass Marble macro
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  1/20 sec – ISO 00