Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tall Chairs

These two photos were taken at USM and I thought the tall chairs sculpture was an amazing piece. Just got around to posting these photos. It's about the shadows after all, n'est ce pas?

Fall Is Definitely Here...

The Hostas (used a slow shutter speed and the zoom lens on that one) are folding up and turning brown as is about everything... those colors that exist between the bright reds and yellows we so often associate with fall and the November browns that presage winter are beautiful in all their subtleties! Here are three shots from this weekend.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's a "Wild Thing"!

For the last two days the weather has been "blustery", as the meteorologists are so fond of saying, but it looks to me like it's just windy, very windy! The westerly wind has been blowing right at the front of the house, so it has been more obvious than usual with all the whistling and rattling. Usually we don't hear the wind as the house is pretty tight, but when it's "wild" out, we do! Here's a photo of the "Wild Thing" in all the wave action...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Is a grasshopper in the grass redundant?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Apples, Mushrooms & Weathered Wood

I did a "photo walk", picked a half bushel of apples, and tasted a little piece of mushroom this afternoon before finishing the cutting of the grass. I also got a cool picture of a little grasshopper hanging onto a blade of grass but that's for another post. Here are the photos without much comment, sorry!

Ok, so I liked the "old" look of the apples and the boarding on the playhouse, the roughness of texture and visual quality... with the mushroom it was just about the camera angle and "getting under" the cap.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Surreal Banana

We were having a discussion wrapped around surrealism and humor in my Digital Media class this morning, and one of the students found a site where bananas were used in numerous and humorous ways. What a chance for a "teaching moment" and discussing the juxtaposition of reality and what one might call illogical fantasy! Where are the concepts of the Surrealistic movement connected to this sort of "setup" of imagery? Dali's "paranormal critical" method of observation took the "shape" of finding the "real" within negative space of objects, but this seems much more direct. Here's my banana.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Right Out Straight

... and as my colleague Leah Olson put it, "Lovin' it!" There has been so much to do at the beginning of this school year that at times I feel overwhelmed, but just keep busy (time passes quickly) and somehow get to the important things. Teaching kids to prioritize requires being able to do that myself! Here's me this morning!