Faceted Texture

I photographed some textured glass and decided to use it as the background for a few montage photographs. It seemed like a good idea, but I didn’t quite get the results I intended. The other photographs are from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Textured glass
Faceted Texture

American Beauty Berry. The texture hardly shows up at all.
00s American Beauty Berry (1a)

Pineapple flower (probably not its real name). In real life it’s purple but I played around with the color a bit. I wish it had been more in focus.
00s Pineapple Flower

I managed to capture the windmill in motion, using a slow shutter speed. That took several tries to adjust my camera settings.
00s Windmill with Texture

White on White

Photography assignment: White on White.

Not as easy as it sounds. Sure, I found lots of white things around the house: light switches, ceiling fans, ceramic pitchers. But getting them to look decent in a photo was difficult. I think the lighting was my problem.


I finally settled on the inset of our pantry door. I photographed it several times and reviewed the photos on my computer. That’s when I noticed the dirt on the door. How did it get there, all the way up near the top? I have no idea. I interrupted my photography session to clean the door. Or at least, that one part. No need to get carried away, now is there?

More photos followed; more reviews on the computer. I went back to the pantry door, this time angling my camera. I still had to adjust the angle a tiny bit with software and soften the clarity just a tad with software. This is was the photograph I thought managed to meet the White on White requirement.


Vantage Point

Assignment: Pick a vantage point (with a one-step radius), stay there for at least an hour, and photograph. Find or make interesting views out of ordinary or usually-ignored items.

I took close to 100 photographs and decided 6 were good enough to keep (with one being the photograph of my tripod to show my vantage point).

This is where I stood.


Weeds with yellow flowers, panned.

Yellow flowers panning

The side vent of the grill.


Where the driveway segments meet.


A composite montage of sunflowers and the hurricane fence.


A lily pad with rain drops. The yellow lily is in a plastic barrel and was still closed at that time of the morning.

Lily pad

Impressionistic Flowers

And yet another way to blur photos on purpose. The irony is I had to delete several photos from this set where I tried to take a standard photograph but they were out of focus: not clear enough, not blurry enough. Huh.

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These ox eye flowers sort of look as if they were suspended in mid air.

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A bottlebrush.

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Purple heart plant.

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Sunflowers, almost look three dimensional. Well, actually, they are, but photos aren’t.

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Sunflowers, going somewhere in a hurry.

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