It was a beautiful day yesterday -- the perfect weather for capturing the bold colors in springtime landscapes. We went out for a country cruise with the intention of photographing some of rural Illinois' springtime splendor, and returned home nearly an hour later with a nearly empty memory card. Sometimes perfect weather and good intentions isn't enough to find inspiration... Frustrated with the lack of new photographs for the day, I wandered around my house (and later, my in-laws' property) with my 50mm lens and took some abstract photos... Here's what we got:
"1969" -- pattern and light through our 40+ year old curtains.
"Aluminum" -- Late afternoon light on the aluminum sided barn.
"Bolt" -- Fencepost and bolt illuminated by the golden light of late afternoon.
"Electric" -- Backlit scarf
"Lines of Light" -- wood molding and blinds in an upstairs room
"Lock" -- a doorknob and it's shadow
"New Holland Blue" -- a brightly painted gate
"Plush" -- a surprisingly uncomfortable chair
"Sizzle" -- post-dinner... the coals are almost out
Sometimes all it takes to see the things around you in a whole new way is a little bit of creative frustration and an open mind!
Thanks for stopping by... there are a lot more abstract images from yesterday available on our Archive... Go take a look!