Colleen- I love my morning coffee but this was not what I had in mind for Motion at the start of the week. After many attempts to get pictures of people on bikes or cars whizzing down the street , I gave up and went with this……and coffee is what gets me moving every morning! The 6 am morning light is perfect for these dark background shots. I played around with shutter speed until I got the coffee freeze and if you look closely can see the steam rising.
Julie- This is our old galvanized feed bucket catching the rain water after the storm has passed . Motion.
Sarah – Straight out of the camera: Motion. Giarri’s favorite thing is baseball. So what’s the perfect motion picture than hitting the baseball? I took the risk of standing in his path as he attempted to “hit it over the fence”. I took a ton of photos, trying to get the baseball in focus with everything else a little blurry, but couldn’t quite get the shot. At least I have all summer to practice!
Next weeks word prompt is Repetition
Julie- Here is a shot of cruising down University in St Paul MN on a gorgeous spring evening – light rail, new construction, abandoned retail, diversity, hip condos and not to mention best pho eateries in town.
Colleen– The view from the family room . Our tiny porch is the best spot in the house with spectacular light streaming in early morning. A cup of coffee and reading the paper when the sun is starting to come up. ….. a perfect way to start the day.
Next weeks word prompt is In Motion
Julie- This photo was taken just after sunset- the fires in northern MN are making for some pretty spectacular skies and in this case reflections on the water after a beautiful spring day at the lake house.
Sarah – I’ve always loved the night-time photos with the long exposures and the light trails. Some of my favorite photos I’ve taken are sitting on a bridge at dusk with the shutter open for about a minute, resulting in a clean color stream of blue and red from the cars zipping by.
I thought I’d experiment with this technique in the car (I was the passenger!) This was driving by the airport; I didn’t have the shutter open very long, since the moving vehicle caused enough movement to get the light lines. I like how it turned out; it reminds me of driving around looking at all the houses decorated for Christmas!
Colleen- Saturday we spent the day cleaning up the yard and gardens, and ended up with a nice pile of dry leaves and dead branches that have fallen in the last storm . The sun was down with only a hint of the day left when we decided to have a fire as the night descended around us. The chairs are favorites that have been at my parents cabin for over 50 years before they sent them our way to enjoy . The fire gave enough light to get a clear picture and created magical shadows. The shutter speed was set at 200 to freeze the flames but because is was so dark outside, the ISO needed to be pushed to 1600.
Next week’s prompt is Places and Spaces
Julie – Sunsets are always an inspiration but what caught my eye was the shoreline Adirondack. Glowing with the day’s last orange rays of intense light, it beckoned one to come sit and reflect.
Sarah – My family is my biggest inspiration (it’s nearly impossible to get a good photo of Antonia & Giarri these days) – so here’s a favorite I took this weekend out playing in the backyard. When these big eyes look at me, they remind me why I work hard and inspire me to keep pushing myself to be the best example I can be to my kids – so I can hopefully inspire them 🙂
Colleen- I get inspired from so many beautiful things around me …..people, nature, flowers and God.This week these tulips were on their last legs and petals beginning to drop so I wanted to quickly take some pictures using the old master painters as inspiration . The light was perfect and I was in such a hurry for the shot that I did not even dust the brass vase off !
Next weeks word prompt is Week 15 – After Dark