Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16

Took this one just for fun...there was something reptilian about this seed pod and I found it amusing.  And I like how the background turned out.  Plus I haven't posted in a while so...

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8

So here's today's attempt at minimalism.  If yesterday's photo was too "Pacific Northwest" then today's photo is much more "Central Valley".  I imagine I could turn out a different minimalist photo a day for quite a while least it's a theme to explore this year...but probably not everyday.  I do think today's photo fits the category better than yesterday's.  The focus and lighting are better too.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 7

It wasn't my intention to photograph pavement two days in a row but...
here it is anyway.  This photo was supposed to be for my photo group topic this week: minimalism.  But I'm not submitting it there, at least not yet.  I don't think it exactly hits the mark for one thing.  And given the terrain around here minimalist photography is something I think I could pull off.  I think this photo would be a dime-a-dozen photo in Olympia anyway.  Here in the central valley, on the otherhand, puddles and clouds are not that common.  This scene made me very happy.  And very homesick!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November 6

Not exactly the road less traveled, although it does look that way in this photo.   This is California 49, which runs through the canyon where gold was originally discovered.  In fact Sutter's Mill is just down the street.  You have only the follow the yellow striped road...

Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5

I'll try not to get too photo-Freudian here, but I do have this tendency to psychoanalyze my photo moods, and this is definitely a time when I need to focus on the details of life.  One small step at a time, because the big picture is really overwhelming right now.  And for the record, I'm really missing you, Kristen! =(