Thursday, April 20, 2006

Change Up


One of the things I try to do well here is variety. Unfortunately, in order to keep things different, I won't always post my best work. Today is a good example of this. I have various 'sunset over ocean' photos that I would like to share with you, but I don't want to post the same kind of thing every day.

With this in mind, I have been trying to find other subjects to explore. I haven't found anything that I'm very excited about, but I'm going to keep looking. A couple of days ago I wandered around the perimeter of a junk yard hoping to find something interesting. I wasn't very pleased with the results. Today's photo comes to us from the edge of the golf course parking lot. I snapped a couple of pictures after a lousy showing at the driving range.

Tomorrow will bring another sky/ocean shot, I promise...

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 9mm, f/8.0, 1/25 sec, ISO 50

21 Comments:

Blogger Laurie said...

The tones and textures in this one are very nice.

I know its really tough when you have a series of good shots to try to live up to the standard you set for yourself. But it keeps us going doesn't it?

12:56 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

Such a wonderful photo, has beautiful colors. This shot creates a nice mood.

1:15 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Ed Doerksen said...

sweet - excellent photo of a rail fence. It has great colour and soothing atmosphere. The colours of rich and solid and give excellent positive waves to the viewer. This one would be good to make to poster size and selling about a 100 of them for maybe $150.00 each. It has that possibilitiy.

take care and keep up the good work.

1:51 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

This is a great pic... dont worry too much about the golf.. you are good enough with the photos... this pic is timeless as fences like this last generations and will have been seen like this 2 or 3 hundred years ago as they will be seen in one hundred years from now.. nice stuff
:o)

1:58 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

not your best - as you said - but hey got to admire you about finding new subject matters - hope you find something that inspires you soon - looking forward to it -

2:33 PM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

love the colour of that bright green grass behind the wooden structure ;)

4:09 PM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi Tim,

Just wanted to remind you of me, who has contributed in some small way to your great success in photography.

But, I think your setting us up. You talk down your photos, but then show some pretty great stuff.

Just wanted to remind you that the spectacular sunset/ocean photos aren't always the "best". It takes a great photographer to make a great photo out of the more mundane stuff we see (actually don't really see) every day.

Your photos could be a vehicle to remind us of the beauty of God's creation all around us, not just in the spectacular vistas.

I like your stuff a lot, and I am looking forward to going out on a photo shoot with you soon.

unklrbrt

5:30 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Man, Timmy, I really understand the variety thing. It would be really easy to get in a rut. i'm very fortunate that California, particularly this part of Californa, obliges with so many things to see.

by the by, if you don't mind, I'm going to add you to my blogroll.

6:43 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

Love the warm earthy tones in this image...Beautiful!

6:50 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

I like this. The linear fence, monochromatic against the spring foliage. Good composition.

7:16 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Sidney said...

Lovely colors! I like wood !

8:19 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Nice outdoors feel to this one...I'm getting geared up to visit the interior near north of Ontario in a couple of weeks. The spring thaw should make for some fabulous rapids shots.

8:43 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Ali said...

I like the friendly outdoor look of this image. Nice soft colours really help.

1:01 AM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Lovely shot!The wood is beautiful.That stump in the middle is a nice touch.Thta grass is from heaven?Lovely autumn feel and colours.GREAT shot!

3:38 AM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger The Tart said...

Just beautiful! Makes me what to sit back and eat an apple. Ya know watch all the golfers. "Fore!"

Let me know if you need a caddy!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

7:39 AM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger Joy said...

Nice composition Tim. Great detail too. I like seeing the various tones of brown and ridges that pop out of the fence and stump.

12:58 PM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger Wolf said...

Really nice shot, it makes me wonder, which came first? The tree or the fence?

3:42 PM, April 21, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Okay if this is not "one of your best shot" as you say, where would you class it then? For me I think it's a fantastic shot.

Love the rich colours, very sharp shot, kind of almost abstracty. For me I think this is one of your best shots.

Good one.

Suby

8:29 PM, April 21, 2006  
Anonymous Shuva said...

It looks like a shot from a fairy tale.

1:19 AM, April 22, 2006  
Anonymous harry said...

Nice photo. It has a very rustic feel. Taht stump infront of the fence is a nice compositional element, and you did a nice job balancing the green grass seen through the fence with the other tones.

9:59 AM, April 22, 2006  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
As a viewer of this image and inturn a commenter/critic of it, I'd like to say its really very good despite your own critic/analysis of it.
That could be contrived as Mr unklrbrt suggested. "If or If Not" it is, is not really of any importance in this comments pop-up I think.
What I might suggest is important, is to consider that you need to post what you consider to be, your "best work" and your "not so best" work. The learning process of photography can't be approached from the single viewpoint of what is considered "your best" work only. You're giving yourself preconceived ideas as to what to expect in terms of critique of your image.
Sometimes, self analysis is merely a depreciation of an aspect of an image, that a photographer is unable to express to their liking.
Yet in the eyes of a viewer the image, perhaps contains more power and unseen emphasis than the photographer first realised or envisaged.
In essence the viewpoint of someone else helps us to see and interpret the full potential of our images from all points of view.
This can only be achieved in a minute potential by our own self analysis of our own photography.
Unless the image is pre-categorised, i.e. posted for an exhibition with predetermined themes and topics, interpretation of the image is still unread.
Of the short period that I have veiwed your photography, this one of the best images from you I have viewed in my opinion!
Compositely the image is good with impactual elements and good colour content that defines and expresses the image content fully. Warm natural tones and earthly textures are a delight to view.

3:05 PM, April 23, 2006  

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