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Abstract (55/365)

This is the image I chose to enter into the photowalk challenge.  I love the graphic abstract image created by the various shapes – wire chairs and their reflections, round cafe tables, spikey pigeon wires and the wet speckeled pavement.  These were the colors as the camera saw them, no processing other than a bit of cloning to get rid of a few small distractions and adjusting some light levels and sharpening.

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Shiny (54/365)

This is one of my favorites, looking down on a cafe table that was slightly protected from the rain.  The more I look at it the more I’m drawn to the pop of bold color in the corner.  In retrospect, I wish I’d chosen this as my entry into the contest because the inclusion of the people gives it more emotion that the “empty” shots.  I’m using it for the “shiny” theme because the shine of the water on the pavement was the other really strong element that keeps drawing my eye back creating a tension between the water reflecting the grey sky and the bold colors.

 

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Architecture (53/365)

Another view from the photowalk which meanders over and under several structures.  Lots of shades of grey and black, with just a hint of bluish green from the glass in the background.  (I had to throw in a bit of color for Ron)

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Overcast (52/365)

The overcast day lent itself well to stark minimal images though it was the atomic antennae that captured my attention when I composed this shot.

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In the City (51/365)

Fire escapes and grafitti are two visual elements that immediately place a location as “in the city” for me.

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Chimneys (50/365)

 

 

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Rule of Thirds (49/365)

The light was definately not at it’s best on the day of our photowalk.  This grey water tower captured the mood.  It turned out to be a good example of the rule of thirds too with the main elements lining up with the lower third and right third of the image.

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Window(s) (48/365)

The theme was singular, but the repeat pattern of the multiple windows overlooking a dreary fire escape and dim alleyway seemed to capture the theme in multiples just right for me.

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Garden (47/365)

I love the chaotic busy elements of this image, from the choppy out of focus background to the little seed-like grasses in the upper left as they frame the wilting flowers.

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Fasteners (46/365)

Fascinated by fasteners – the heavy steel rivets and girders are essential to hold up the structure.

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I had a rather wet opportunity to participate in Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photowalk on a rainy day last month.  Over the next several days I’ll share a number of photos I took along the NYC Highline.  The Highline is a park and walking trail that has been created along the old elevated train tracks on the lower west side of the city.  The bold colors of the buildings on the left contrasted with the geometric elements of the grey building caught my eye on the grey overcast day.

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Yeah, that’s yellow for sure…

 

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Pipes (43/365)

Simple and functional pipes on an old steam engine.

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Depth of Field (42/365)

A rusty old tractor fading into the past.

 

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Patriotic (41/365)

 

In remembrance of those lost in the terrorist acts of 9/11 – those that were just heading to work on a beautiful Fall day, their unborn that were lost in the attacks and the brave heroes who stepped forward to save, protect and rescue those in need.  Let us not forget those that survived and struggle with their losses or illnesses, the soldiers that fight to protect us and their families who sacrifice for us.  God bless them all.

 

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Vehicle (40/365)

Diesel – the breakfast of champions!

 

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I’m sharing a photo by a guest photographer today.  My husband took this shot of me taking my first polo lesson!  Needless to say, I don’t look nearly as athletic or exciting as those previous polo images I’ve posted.  I may take more if I can stop comparing the cost of lessons and equipment against the cost of getting a new lens or camera.  It’s hard to say which hobby is more expensive!

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An interesting logo from the side of an old wood-fired paving machine.

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Fences (38/365)

Lazy fences laying down on the job just hanging out in the summer sunshine…. not keeping anything in or out, not protecting anything… just waiting for something to do.

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A rusty metal ring attached to a concrete slab – or the letter Q if you’re on an alphabet scavenger hunt.

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