Here's another Experimental Friday image that comes from the Photowalk that took place in mid October. I had decided to limit my shooting on this excursion to a fixed prime lens and to try to shoot wide open with it (thus making for very shallow depth of field). As we walked down Lookout Court, I noticed this patio and decided to maximize the razor thin field of sharpness by focusing at an angle on the moss growing between the bricks. I loved the competing textures and colors here and hope you do too...
It's Friday and time to 'play' with photography. As I mentioned in past posts this week, I took part in a Worldwide Photowalk in which a group of 50 participants followed our leaders through the streets of Marblehead. As the light was fairly harsh, I had decided to walk with a single lens and see if I could add to the Experimental Friday archives. I had also been on the hunt for Fall colors in town and this scene seemed to offer a chance at both. I noticed these leaves against the blue fence as we headed down Lookout Court. [...]
More from the Photowalk that took place on Saturday and was led by Rick Ashley and Dennis Curtin. As we made our way back from Fort Sewall, I noticed the mailboxes that marked the entrance to Fort Beach Way. I'm not sure why I haven't photographed these before but they immediately reminded me of the 'painted ladies' of San Francisco - a group of Victorian houses that are each painted a different color. I set about getting the mailboxes in frame (not so easy as I only had the 100mm prime on) and opened up the lens again to play [...]
Back to Marblehead and the 'experimental Friday' mini-theme. In late March and on a particularly nice day, I found myself wandering the docks that sat along Riverhead beach waiting for their time to be put back in the water. As I looked above and below each one, I noticed some great colors and textures. This image with shells surrounding the rusted ring and a mix of peeling red and blue paint was particularly interesting. Seemed a good time to bring it out of the archives and showcase it on Experimental Friday.
I've featured a few shots on previous Fridays and am almost ready to label this an 'experimental Friday' theme. This is the floating dock at Crocker Park where I went with my son in the Summer for a swim test prior to sailing camp. It was a hot day and the cool water beckoned. I decided to focus on the ladder so that the viewer could sense that someone was just about to reach out from below and come out of the water after a refreshing dive.