What makes effective black and white photos? Is it the subject, the light, the composition? Take a series of photos in black and white, explaining why they are effective.
Christy has photos of her dogs here, and I will share Bill's photos when he is done here.
As I watched the leaves fall off the trees in and around my home, I thought they would be a good subject for this assignment.
For this series of photos, I think the black and white photos are effective because of the contrast of the dark branches and leaves against the lighter sky. It also shows a clear definition of the leaves remaining on the branches.
Here are some of the black and white photos I took of "The Starkness of the Trees of Autumn" around my house today.
Sibling Assignment 2016.6:I Don't Need Applause for my Cooking, but a "Taste's Great" would go a long way!! #3Siblings
I have come to realize that I like to cook for other people in order to get positive feedback on what I have prepared.
My best friend April has moved to Italy. Before she left, our other best friend Kellee and I prepared for her an Italian dinner using a mostacciolli recipe that I had received from Kellee's mom when I was in junior high. I loved finding that recipe and preparing it for April, because there was a connection with not only Kellee's mom (who recently passed away), but also a relative of April's who probably shared the recipe with Kellee's mom. And I loved it when I heard the words "This is delicious". It warmed my heart.
I didn't get in a car, but a school bus. And the road took me to Spokane, Washington with a group of 27 Kellogg High School juniors who wanted to visit the Gonzaga University campus.
Planning a college visit the first part of November can be risky, because of the weather. It could be pouring down rain, it could be windy, it could be snowing.
But we experienced none of that on this trip. After one of the wettest October's on record, November has proven to be a bit more sunny. And the GU campus was beautiful. Below are some of the photos of the campus I took on this day filled with blue sky, sunshine and God's magnificent display of fall colors.
Before you check out my photos, here are links to Bill's photos of New York City, and Christy's photos of Priest Lake.
We left Kellogg High School around 8 a.m. that morning, and arrived on the GU campus between 9:30 a.m. and 10. Here are some of the views that I got to experience that day on campus.
This is this week's photo sibling assignment Christy assigned to us.
Brother Bill's photos are here, and Christy's photos are here.
Today was a good day to take these photos, because today wasn't a good day.
I needed comfort.
After a breakdown this afternoon that involved the shedding of many tears, I took advantage of the many comforts around my home.
Last week Christy assigned us an Art Where We Walk assignment to look down. on the ground and take photos.
This week, our "Art Where We Walk" assignment part 2 from Christy is as follows:
This week we will be looking up. Create a series of photos by finding art while looking up.
This morning Kellogg was visited by a short lived rainfall, and I grabbed the camera to take some photos of the rain.
Here is how the rainfall was captured around my house in the backyard. If you scroll from one photo to the next, it looks as if the rain falls from one photo to the next.
|Cat paw and seed pod on bricks|
|Cat paws on bricks|
|Dog paws on bricks|
|Sand between bricks|
|Secret message in bricks|
|Front of cat on bricks|
|Middle of cat on bricks|
|End of cat on bricks|
|Under the table on bricks|
|Under the chairs on bricks|
|The view of the tree and flying bird through the chair on the bricks|
|The geranium through the red chair on the bricks|
" Using the theme My Hometown share a set of photos of places that have been around since you were a child. "
Christy shares her photos here, and Bill will do this assignment the next time he is in Kellogg.
When I think of buildings that were around when I was younger, and those places that were important to me, the buildings that came to mind were the homes of my friends, and my elementary school.
This is the building that I spent grades one through sixth grade. I learned from Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Clary, Mrs. Daiker, Mrs. Joy and Mrs. Tregoning. I had music classes from Mrs. Williams. I took P.E. from Mr. Curry. I had speech therapy from Mrs. Maddox. This is no longer an elementary school. It is part of a car dealership. But to me, it will always be my grade school, and the place I built lasting bonds with people who are my lifelong friends.
So when I look at buildings around our hometown, the ones that evoke special memories are the ones where I spent time with my friends, either at school, or in their homes. And each and every one of these friends are still near and dear to my heart.
Officially, summer has ended, and autumn has arrived, but this change is reflected in the photos below as I toured my backyard this morning, which definitely indicated a change in the seasons.
You can find Christy's photos here, and Bill's photos here.
So take a morning tour with me around my backyard as I share with you photos of saying goodbye to summer.....and saying hello to autumn.
|My tomatoes are still ripening on the vine.|
|The burning bush shows a beautiful display of fiery red.|
|The maple tree in the front yard is slowly beginning to turn yellow.|
|The Oregon Grape leaves turn from green to red.|
|The Mountain Ash tree is full of berries, and has been for quite a while. There is an old adage that says "If there are lots of mountain ash berries, then it will be a cold, hard winter". We'll see soon if this is true.|
|I forget how beautiful the peonies become as their leaves turn.|
|The Coneaster bush has lovely red berries.|
|Some late ripening raspberries.|
|A casualty of colder temperatures...a leaf from one of the zucchini plants.|
|Green leaf lettuce still ready to pick.|
|But, alas, the Ruby Red has bolted into a tiny lettuce forest.|
|The Tri-Color Beech tree is showing off the early autumn colors.|
|One Moonbeam Coreopsis plant still has some blooms.|
|And my pink geranium basket is still creating new blooms.|