This is another work from a series I posted a few other parts of a while back. I created this series during my experimental photography class at SUNY Oswego, which is when I really fell in love with the art of scannography. I really hope to get a chance to do more work with that and some of the other forms of experimental photography I worked with some day soon.
Here is my entry for this week’s Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge! My theme for this week is stairways of SUNY Oswego.
Here is my entry for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme of Street. These are three different streets, in three different years (from top to bottom they were taken in 2017, 2016, and 2015 respectively), with three different appreciations of streets. The top photo has a beautiful cherry tree blooming next to it, so let’s call that one “A Street with a View.” The middle one I appreciate because it shows the presence of trees without showing the trees (the acorn shells strewn all over the street), but I also love shadows. (“Shadows and Remnants” is what I would title that one.) The last one brings together my childhood love of puddles with my current love of photography, fall, and nature (and of course any combination of the three!) We’ll call this one, “Pretty Puddles.”
Here is my entry for this week’s edition of Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge. Enjoy!
Here’s my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Isolated Subjects. The top image (which I’ll call Fallen Flower) I took today, in my hometown as part of my most recent obsession with floral photography. The middle image (A Surviving Leaf) was taken in the fall of 2015 as part of a landscape photography course I took at SUNY Oswego, which is right on Lake Ontario. Oswego experiences every kind of lake-effect weather, during the year, but the extremely strong wind is something that we are known for year-round. The bottom photo (A Passing Plane) was taken on my trip to Boston in the spring of 2015 on a day that saw not one ray of sunshine.
The pun in the title is even more appropriate if you know that none of these leaves were on these steps before I took this photo. I had to take an armful of leaves and scatter them on the stairway for the look I wanted. When I was taking my landscape photography class at SUNY Oswego, I tried each week to plan out where I would shoot and what my images would look like, (so that I could try to ensure that when I submitted my photos for that week, there would be variety among them.) When the idea to shoot here popped into my head, somehow I was able to plan exactly how I wanted the image to look, and it came out true to form which had never happened to me before.
One of the things that I love most about photography is the ability to capture beauty in things that some people may never even take the time to take a second glance at. For example, until I had my camera out and was out shooting for my landscape photography class, I had never noticed the gorgeous ivy-like leaves growing on the back wall of my residence hall, which I had walked past heaven only knows how many times.