Sunday, November 25, 2012

Assignment "Rust"

Another building in Amsterdam, NY that is crumbling.  The 'pillar' next to the door was covered by metal, covering the brick.  It has since turned into rust and is nearly gone.  I increased the saturation so that one could see that I did indeed complete my assignment!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Assignment 'Stripes'

I was stumped with this assignment until a friend suggested that I photograph a flag.  Duh!  I'm a history teacher but didn't think of that subject on my own!  Sometimes the obvious alludes me.  The photo above is with double exposure and with a please click for better viewing.  The image below was taken by my friend Nicole.  I'll only take credit for the filter.  The larger than life flag was hanging over a Scotia street.  I like the rainy day and the oil filter that I added.  Again, please click for better viewing.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Assignment 'Stranger'

I'm not sure if these photos work for this week's assignment; however, this gentleman is a stranger to me.  I don't know him.  The only information I have is what you are reading on his stone.  Likewise, the man represented below is unknown to me.  Though I don't know them individually what they did for our country is well known!  I appreciate our veterans and I marvel at their bravery and dedication to our country.

The image below was an experiment of mine that didn't really 'take off'.  I wanted to take photos of street life/city life.  I went out early, with my camera, in hopes of finding people at bus stops, walking the streets, going to church, walking in a park, etc.  My plan was hampered by the fact that people were not out and about! at all!  I like the image below because it is exactly what I wanted.  I wanted an 'old feel' and I wanted blurry photos.  I like photos of street life where the subjects are blurred and where the color of the photo is 'off'.  I hope to get back to this style of photography soon.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Calm Before The Storm

This week's assignment was 'storm'.  As I was hoping the Storm of the Century, as it has become to be known, did not affect our area to a great extent.  This was the day of the storm.  Coming home from school early, out of precaution, the sun poked through often in Amsterdam.  As I was preparing for the winds, I snapped this photo out of my garage window.  I wasn't thinking of using this photo for anything but I decided it is an interpretation of the word 'storm'.....loosely interpreted?  You have to give me credit for the one leaf which blew up onto the window as I snapped the photo!  Not exactly a scary scene.