Wednesday, June 26, 2013

La Jolla Shores

So I've made two trips over to La Jolla Shores recently to take pictures - one was a sunny day and today when I went it was cloudy.  I posted some of the pictures previously in the post about "shapes" but I had a lot more that I wanted to share, along with some of the pics I took today.

I took this because I just knew there had to be a funny caption there - but for the life of me I can't come up with a good one.  Help me out, Kenny!

I just love birds flying in formation.  You'll see a lot of these.

I'm hoping to spring for a longer zoom lens so I can get better surfing pictures.  Have to take out a second mortgage on the house to be able to afford the lens though.

Clearly someone was trying to re-write the ordinance.

The colors in this just amaze me.

Saw this several places on the beach and wasn't sure if it was plant or animal.

Found this falcon perched on the pier.  Had to watch for a long time before he decided to move.

This is one of my favorites - the colors are kind of haunting and strangely appealing.

Thanks, as always, for coming along with me.  I enjoy sharing with all of you.

From my world to yours - just a frame away.

-  Donna

Monday, June 24, 2013

Photography Class Week 4 - Texture and Patterns

I suspect by now you've picked up on the theme - all of you are taking my photography class right along with me.  So we're humming along and we're at week four.

I have to admit that this week's assignment didn't inspire me initially.  We were instructed that textures and patterns were to be the main focus of our photos and that they should fill the frame.  Generally, this requires a closer shot which I thought could be tricky.  I thought the shots might either come off as boring or just plain confusing ("What is that a picture of??").

But after I gave it a try, I came up with some that I thought were interesting (although some really DO need an explanation.)  Here is my "textures and patterns" portfolio.  Let me know which ones you like (or don't like).  I'll submit the six best shots for the class.

The swirling makes this look almost like it could be underwater.

Contrail meets cloud formation

The end of the jacaranda for this year. *sigh*

Fancy lamppost

I loved the delicate petals and the bees inside!

Thanks for letting me share.

From my world to yours - just a frame away.