Tag: 365

365-356 Have a drink on me

I had an unexpected work assignment in Wheeling today and on my way there I swung by the small town of West Alexander. I had visited the town previously for photos and I can usually find something of interest there. Although the old houses were nicely decorated for Christmas, I at first was going to get some architecture shots but instead I focused on an old gas…

365-355 kiss

I’m keeping it simple today, both photographically and in text. It’s just one of those kind of days. As usual I took a variety of photos today but most of them were just test shots with my lens that just came back from repair. It works fine but it was tough to take anything worthwhile today, being dark and rainy…

365-354 It’s a mystery

I took some photos of raindrops today. I took a LOT of photos of raindrops today. It rained all day, so naturally that was the subject of the day…..until. Until I saw this little figurine in a small pile of trash mixed in with some dirt in the landfill. It was bright yellow and easily caught my eye amongst the brown…

365-353 Stop making sense

I’m feeling relaxed. With my 365 winding down and the holiday season upon us, I’ve decided to just relax. I’m still on the job site for a few more days and I’ve been pressuring myself the past few weeks to come up with interesting photos within my limited world, but I realized I was being too hard on myself.  I had the…

365-351 If you don’t try

These photos are the best I could do today. Let me rephrase that – the best I could do with what I did. I didn’t get around to taking a photo until late today. No big deal, it was just a holiday thing, running around doing errands with my wife, shopping, a late lunch, and in general having a nice…

365-350 Say, can I have some of your purple berries?

Yes, I’ve been eating them for six or seven weeks now, haven’t got sick once. Probably keep us both alive. “Wooden Ships” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash is perhaps one of my favorite songs. I don’t know what is about it but I’ve always liked it since I first heard it as a teenager. Maybe because it’s mysterious and so different…

365-349 Rural portraits

Unlike the portraits I took a while ago for 365-129, I didn’t have a nice sunny spring day to work with. It was dark and rainy today so I couldn’t fudge too much on exposure. I just set the ISo at 800 and left the lens at f/5.6 and drove through the same area as those previous shots hoping to…

365-348 Direction

A simple black and white abstract today. I had to go into downtown Pittsburgh for an appointment (which I’ll elaborate on at a later time) and I shot this from the parking garage. It’s kind of a habit of mine when I park in city garages to look over the edge for a different perspective on the city below. This particular…

365-347 Baby it’s cold outside

These “job-site” photos will be coming to an end soon and, hopefully, I’ll be able diversify a little for the final weeks of my 365. Considering the circumstances of being basically in one place all day, I found an amazing amount of subjects. I worked at making mundane normal things (normal for a landfill construction site, at least) look somewhat interesting,…

365-346 Visions

I thought todays image was kind of strange. I took a few photos early this morning of the rising steam from an industrial area in the valley below me and didn’t think much of it. Later when I was viewing the images on the camera LCD I spotted what looked like a face in the first shot I took. The…