Monday, December 26, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Soft/Brilliant

The 2 Things Challenge for the holidays is Soft/Brilliant.  Every year during the holidays, the people who own this small lake near Highway 26 in Columbiana float a tree of lights out on the lake.  The lights are brilliant as you drive by, but the reflection tends to have a more soft appearance.  

Okay, okay, the night I stopped to make the photo, the lake was incredibly still and the reflection was not much softer than the actual tree, so I softened it up a smidge.

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Snail's Pace

I don't know where he thought he was going on a chilly morning, but I don't think he made it.  He was still here that afternoon.  Poor fellow.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Apple/Art

The 2 Things Challenge this week was Apple/Art.  This is the remains of an apple that was my lunch on Thursday.  Is it art?  Or is it just a photograph of garbage?  I do remember thinking as I ate it that I wanted to carve it into this exact shape with my teeth, so . . . maybe it's art.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It Was a Cold and Foggy . . .

. . morning yesterday on Lay Lake.  Very little color, but some fruitful silhouettes. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Full/Feminine

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Full/Feminine.  In an early photography class I learned that curves are feminine and straight lines are masculine.  Here I managed to get two full curves on the road and more on the fence, so this is a definitely full feminine composition (ignore the tree trunks, what tree trunks, they aren't really there).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Confederate Rose

This is called a Confederate Rose.  I have no idea why, because it is not a rose (probably some type of hibiscus) and while it may be more acclimated to the southern climate, I don't know of any particular affiliation with the CSA.  The thing I find most intriguing about the bush is the transformation the flowers go through in such a short period of time.  On day 1 they open into a very nice looking white flower, with maybe just some slight tinges of pink.
 Overnight they change completely into a pink flower, just as pretty, but very different looking.
 Then, just as quickly, they are gone.
Photos of three different blossoms taken on the same day in November.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Card/Blue

The 2 Things Challenge for the last several weeks was Card/Blue, and even with extra time to work on it, I wound up taking the photos on Saturday and Sunday morning. 

Five of a Kind!
Everyone gets the same hand, but it's not a very interesting game. 

House of Cards/Blue
Now, seeing how big you could build a house might be more fun.

Actually, these are bridge tallies, not playing cards, but cards they are.