Monday, February 20, 2012

Light & Shadow


 it was a beautiful day today
certainly not a typical february afternoon
the skies were blue and the sun warmed me enough to shed my jacket
to just a sweater and jeans
so a friend and i decided to go to a local park for a photo shoot
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it just so happens that jan's focus 52 challenge for this week is "light"
i, therefore, converted all my shots to black & white
to accentuate how beautifully the sun cast shadows on practically everything in the park


shadows of trees make the most interesting patterns


and then i looked up to see a hawk circling above me
 

there ended up being three circling above, but i could only get one at a time


a creek runs alongside the park 


and two young love birds trotted by us dressed as though it was summer
giggling and laughing as though the world was totally theirs
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 she decided to be daring and cross the creek on a log


unfortunately the log won


 she screamed but quickly the laughter took over again


i then came upon this badly charred pair of glasses in the sand
apparently a victim of a late night creekside campfire


there are three of these face carvings in the park, but we only found this one
 

and don't these vines make a statement on this tree trunk?


further up the creek we came upon more daring teenagers taking the plunge
*this one's my favorite for the day


i played around with my settings until i finally got the streaming water the way i wanted


so overall it was a successful photo shoot!
 

 until next time,