The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Archive for October, 2011


There have been some amazing cloud formations around my area in the last couple of weeks. Soon, Fall will turn rainy and we’ll be faced with mostly drab grey skies, but not for now. I took the opportunity to capture the moment.

Oftentimes, there are several layers and types of clouds present at the same time. The bottom layer in this photo forms a nice ledge, you could almost imagine yourself sitting on it.


Several layers of clouds means that sometimes, clouds are in the shadow of other clouds.


I normally don’t look for animals in the clouds, but I think I see a cat. Eyes, nose, mouth, even swishing tail. Kitty is either upset or curious.


And there you have it: the advantage of living in an area without tall buildings or mature trees.


Next Week: Fall leaves

Fall color came, pretty much just in time for the winds to blow the leaves off.


Abstract Nature

One of the most wonderfully abstract and textured things in nature happens to be bark. Rocks and snow are also up there in my book. Thankfully, we don’t have any snow yet. It’s pretty, but I’m not ready for it. I put a black and white layer on all the shots in Photoshop, then I tinted them to further remove them from normality. I don’t really want them to look like bark. The focus is supposed to be on the shape, texture, and tone.




This last one isn’t very abstract, but it was too interesting to pass up: a naturally occurring number 11.


Next Week: Nature or Antique Jewelry

I’m hoping to go for a long walk in the woods, weather permitting, of course. If not, I may share some cloud shots.


It’s Beginning to Look a Bit Like Fall

After a week of unseasonably high temperatures, we were treated to several days of rain followed by cold, windy weather. This is not ultra conducive to photography, but I did manage to get a few shots that do a pretty good job of conveying the fall color in our area. Which, as of right now, is very little. The ash trees are mostly bare with a few yellow and brown leaves clinging to their branches.


On the other hand, our maple trees have hardly started turning color. Even the burning bush is in the beginning stages of its fall transformation. At least it has some brilliant red.

Patience, patience, I tell myself. It will come. It’s only a matter of time.


Next Week: Abstract

Yes, I’m feeling like it’s time for another of my weird abstract posts. This one will probably include natural objects, but I’m not sure yet.