|Day One - Bright New Year|
|Day Two - Now where did I put the stapler?|
And day three was a black and white treatment of the photos taken on day one. I liked the quality of light that dawn. BTW the glowing shaft of light to the lower left of the sentinel tree is not someone beaming down but the sun striking a telephone connection box.
|Day four - geometric shapes|
On Friday, January 3rd I had to wait for a friend in a parking lot in Santa Fe. I had remembered my camera that day because it fills large voids of time. I am not a patient person. As I child I ran with scissors and now I stalk buildings with cameras. This was a particularly interesting building and you will see more of it in week two. This photo yielded another mysterious element - the orb coming out of opening in the wall. Probably a lens flare but that's boring. I like its round shape against the sharp lines of the geometry of the building.
Obviously it was going to be a week of strange artifacts in photographs. The photograph below is of a stain on the wall due to seepage of water from the lower pipe (black round hole). The sun or moon is actually a PVC lined hole through which the sunlight was coming. Believe it or not I did not do much post processing on this image. Just tone mapping and a filter to bring out the texture of the stucco wall. The title says Madonna but I think it looks more like a Navajo Yeh.
|Day five - Madonna of the wall|
Day six and seven I was back to forgetting to take the camera outside. I was spending computer time working on post processing of more photographs from the parking lot. And when off the computer I was painting in the studio. I had the camera there to take progress photos of Cloud Spinner. And among those photos was a still life and a geranium to wrap up the week.
Last year during my love affair with still lifes I fell in love with several blur applications on my post processing program. Then I got the new megapixel camera and began a love affair with total clarity for a moment in time. I was happy to rediscover blur this week. There can be TMI in a photograph. Something to be said for the dreamy vintage look because it can make the ordinary seem special.