Happy Friday, everyone!
I’ve had another day off today and am enjoying the return of the Indian summer, basking in the sunshine as well as doing some photo experiments.
I hope you’re getting to enjoy some sunshine, too, wherever you are!
Most weeks I catch myself thinking that I’m going to skip the weekly photo challenge. I don’t really like that I’m the type to give up so easily and am currently working on counteracting this urge. This week I had already made friends with the skipping thought when nature brought along an unexpected opportunity.
After a quite windy day on Tuesday, the evening turned stormy with very heavy rain. As I stood there looking out the kitchen window, through the rain onto the lit streets, I grabbed the tripod and my 50 mm lens, and here you go.
Refraction, my interpretation.
I have today off, have been out taking pictures and am enjoying the sudden upturn in the weather. We’re supposed to get 26°C this coming weekend, and I’m looking forward to that.
Lately, with darkness setting in earlier and the weekends being a bit coldish, I haven’t been able to enjoy my balcony plants very much. The cosmea are still in bloom, growing ever higher, and so I decided to cut them every few days and display them in a vase. That way I can enjoy them no matter what the weather’s like.
I hope you’ll all have an enjoyable weekend with lots of sunshine and beautiful autumn colours!
Dancing dreamily, with eyes closed and much joie de vivre…
See more dreamy pics here.
After having declined for the last two years, my friend E finally convinced me to participate in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk on October 11. I’m glad I went because the walk led to an area of the city we hadn’t yet explored; it was just like the photo outings my friend and I undertake once a month, only with a bunch of really nice people.
Of all the pictures I took I found this one the most fitting, taken right at the start of the tour at our Saturday flea market.
The other day one of my photography friends said she hadn’t found her photography niche yet; portraits was one of the niches she said she could imagine specialising in. I had never really thought about choosing a photography specialty, told her so, and the reply was: “But your niche is food photography!”.
:-o “WHAT!?” is what I thought. I didn’t want food to be my specialty. I wanted something more impressive; needless to say I didn’t want to work hard to achieve that something more impressive, nor did I have any idea what that something more impressive could be… So I kept thinking about this for a while and came to the conclusion that yes, food photography might indeed be my specialty. It definitely needs some development, but overall that’s the area where looking back I can see the most progress.
So, sorry if you’ve been expecting the usual Friday Flowers here today – I thought I’d try out a Food Friday instead. See if I feel comfortable with posting more food pics here, because apart from the occasional ones in my the month in pictures posts, I felt like this was not the place for food pics, they belong on my food blogs. These pictures are not replicas of my food blog pics but “leftovers” from my food photo shoots as I tend to take more pictures than I need.
I won’t replace Friday Flowers with Food Friday, I’ll just alternate posts, so no worries if you’re more into flowers than food.
Happy Friday everyone & don’t go hungry over the weekend!
I walked along the gallery of our market hall earlier this week, and I almost missed the white neon signs about the market hall’s 100 year anniversary.
The letters seemed almost discreet because of the light, airy surroundings. Taking a closer look, however, and viewing the letters from the right angle made it seem as if the word Markthalle was placed directly on the balustrade.
It seems like a bit of a restless picture because of the overhead beams and the stalls below, but concentrating on the lettering, it almost looks like art to me.
This way to other photographers’ interpretation of signs.
I had just been taking pictures of decaying flower heads after deadheading some carnations. I kept snapping like a maniac because I couldn’t get over how pretty these dead blooms still were. It was really difficult to make a picture choice for this post, but in the end I went for this rather unenhanced version.
Maybe you’ll think I’m gaga, and maybe you’ll like them as well. Naturally, I’m hoping for the latter…
See other photographers’ nighttime pics here.
September was partly what I had feared it might be – cold and rainy. However, the days we were graced with warmth and sunshine were beautiful, and personally I enjoyed them so much more because you didn’t know how long the good weather would last.
All in all, a quite uneventful month for myself. I had expected to be out and about to take pictures much more than I actually was; I can’t even blame it on the weather, it was mostly because I felt drained of energy for quite a while so didn’t feel like leaving the couch, let alone the house, too often.
I did quite a lot of food shots in September, but apart from that I suppose I took the most pictures last weekend when I went to visit Stuttgart-Ost with my friend. We went into the city afterwards, which was crowded on that beautiful day. It made me realise why my friend always came back from the city with so many pics, especially people pics, because there was so much going on with street artists occupying the main shopping street. That’s something I never get to see because I mostly go into town early to avoid the crowds, and by the time I’m finished with my shopping at the market, the streets only start to fill up slowly.
How was your September?