We found Reflections at the annual Smith College Spring Bulb Show. I’ve posted images from this spring show many times and it’s really the first breath of spring that we have in our neck of the woods. My 12-year-old was on break so I had a companion and although not enthusiastic at first I gave him my camera which changed his attitude almost immediately.
This image that he took came out so well framed.
He also took these images.
Here are a few of the images that I took with both the Polaroid 600 and the SX-70.
The film in the 600 was purchased at Urban Outfitters and didn’t work right from the start. I had to ruin 3 films in order to get the remainder of the pack to eject hence the imperfect images but even though they are imperfect there’s something intriguing in each. Not sure I’ll waste my money on this film again but you never know, that color border is so rich.
I personally am not a fan of Dr. Who but my son instantly called this shot “Weeping Angel”.
And then one shot from the SX-70.
In this post there are images taken with my Canon, iPhone, Polaroid SX-70 and Polaroid 600. Plus, I made this 6 second video of our visit with the app Vine which you can see here.
This prompt was so timely! Both kids had a concert to prepare for so there was plenty of practicing and rehearsals. I did not have to search hard for inspiration.
This image of the bass was the submission to the group. Before I even had a chance to submit the image to the group it reached Explore on Flickr. I’ve never understood how an image gets Explored but what it means is that it’s listed on Flickr’s Explore page and you receive a lot of Favorites and comments on your image. On this one I received over 3,000 views. On an average day I’m usually at or around 28. Sometimes it can mean that you have a great image but I’ve seen some that aren’t so great. So I don’t think it means a whole lot but it’s fun to get your email peppered with comments and favorites. I added a couple textures to the image including sheet music.
There’s a local park in town that’s turned somewhat into a dog park. By park I don’t mean fields and trees and benches though it does have that, it’s just not your typical city park. It’s a retired pheasant farm. I’ve posted many photos of the farm before and I’m sure that I’ll continue to find inspiration on the premises. In the summer it’s where the town concerts are held and in the winter it’s the local sledding hill. Throughout the woods there are heavily traveled trails that can take as much as 45 minutes from start to finish. Stella absolutely loves it there as you will see in these photos.
My submission for the Stop Action prompt above.
And, because it was February vacation, I had a human companion along for the journey.
He almost always has food on his face.
No one will ever accuse us of taking life too seriously.
During week 7 I caught a virus that left me in a bit of a creative rut. It’s hard to come up with unique ideas when you are feeling so sorry for yourself. Boohoo. However, one beautiful day I had to get out of the house and give Stella some much needed exercise. We took a walk through a local park and then drove south until I found an abandoned barn.
When I posted it to the Flickr group most of the comments were of the “I want to see it in color” sort but I did see it in color and liked the black and white much better. It would have been nice to get up closer but that would have been trespassing.
In the week or two leading up to Valentine’s Day I find myself noticing hearts, some just appear to me while others I seek out and arrange creatively.
My son discovered this heart.
I was making monkey bread (not the least bit nutritious but so dang good) when I found this heart-shaped walnut.
I found these fantastic wine glasses at Pier 1, my son insisted on writing the very first message.
From my previous shadows post there was this.
With the help of a little blizzard and 10 tulips I made this. It’s also the new header on this blog.
I had placed some Tattly Tattoos on a couple pumpkins this past fall (click the photo if you want to see the fall image) and have had them sitting on the deck railing ever since. Our recent blizzard sent another message of love.
I received a Valentine from a thoughtful friend.
And in turn I sent out my own.
Nature created this.
The best love is from them.
And, finally, my sweetest Valentine.
I hope that you, too, found yourself inspired by love this week.
This assignment could be a challenge this time of year when our sunny days that provide shadows are few and far between. However, I did find a couple days in the week that provided sustainable sunlight.
Just me and the arborvitae. Look ma! I’m as tall as the trees! A slight snowfall provided enough contrast for this shot.
Who can resist the $1.25/bunch daffodils? A little indoor sunshine no matter the weather.
This was my submission for the week. Never before had I noticed that massive quantities of snow in a swing form a heart but then when the sun came out even more love could be found.
Week 4 Assignment, Ack! Not surprisingly I’ve fallen way behind! My catch-up will be multiple posts in one day that probably won’t make any sense since I’m sick and full of cold meds but here goes.
A candid portrait is un-posed, where the subject is aware of being photographed but not posing, it’s taken informally and spur-of-the-moment. Here Casey is reading one of his favorite comics Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield or Peanuts.