Monday, February 10, 2014

Week Six - "Last Stop Winterized"

To answer one question, I believe Phil was not that far from the site of the Marathon Tragedy.

"Snow Day - No School!"

With the all of the windows missing on the abandoned school bus, I peered inside to get this view!

I was able to get my tripod up next to the back door of the vehicle. My camera lens was actually inside go the bus when I took this shot. There was so much going on inside - the driver's seat was still upright; the handle to open and close the front door was intact; and, the graffiti.  I, too, wondered about Sarah and Aja. Did they know they were being immortalized on the ceiling of the bus? Were they an item around town? Has either of them been back to the bus since their names were added to it? 

Although the image had great appeal in color, I knew that monochromatic was the way I wanted it to be seen. So, it was run through my usual workflow with a final stop at NIK's Silver Efex Pro 2.

Guest Photographer - Deana McMorrow

"Framing the Seattle Space Needle"

This is the famous Space Needle in Seattle.

There was a glass exhibit at the museum near the Needle. I was impressed with the red and yellow glass flowers. As I looked up, I noticed they circled the Space Needle.

Since I travel light, I shot this with my iPhone.

This is straight out of the camera – no processing.

By the way, dinner at the top of the needle was fabulous!

Thanks, Deana!

Don't forget to send me some of your favorites from 2013.

I only have ONE more guest photographer to feature - where are yours????

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Make photos, not excuses!

  A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Variation Law 

If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

1 comment:

  1. Good morning Joe! Love "Snow Day-No School!" Glad you posted it in black and white. Nice shot! Great story here also!
    Best to all!