Sunday, June 27, 2010

On the Road

On the road again, though you wouldn't know it from this photo. As many years as we've tried to find a fawn on our acreage, I had to come all the way across the country to have the chance to see, and photograph, one. My daughter and I were sitting looking out the window in the middle of the day, and there they came, walking across the back yard. I have lived on 40 acres and spent hours walking and looking and waiting, yet I can cross the country to a home in the suburbs and see one in the back yard the day after I arrive. This does not seem right!

One of the things I really like about traveling is finding those pockets of local color, still life unique to these different surroundings. A couple of days ago we visited a lovely little town nearby, where I found a number of things to photograph. Just look at the colors and textures in this photo, taken outside a shop which looked just as inviting as this colorful display.

Another thing I like is finding texture and pattern behind the color. The stones of this building were warm and brown, yet by removing this color you see the architecture better, I think, and the benches jump out at you.

Though we are actually waiting for a new baby, there is time to explore and refresh and take time to photograph new surroundings. I needed a creative refresher and am enjoying this opportunity to grab some new shots.

What are you photographing right now?


Char said...

i've started back to photography classes so it's theme photography right now.

beautiful shots.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Yes, the texture and pattern in the wall of windows and benches is stunning! Great shot!

What am I shooting? Sailboats!

S. Etole said...

I like the variety of images you have shared. I've been watching for the deer here, too, but so far they aren't coming in the yard. Kind of in between things to photograph right now ... or at least I'm not seeing them.

Sandy K. said...

We saw deer one night, but haven't since. Oh well - that's nature:)

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I love all three of them.