Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Photographic Art(?)

I had promised earlier about posting some of the photos I took during my pursuit of a photography degree. I found my box of mounted photographs, all black & white, all taken and developed by me. The majority of them were taken for a project I called "Cemetery Art" and are not posted here (maybe another time?). I'm sure I have other pictures elsewhere, but these two are a good start. My scanning might suck, which would defeat the whole purpose of sharing my photos!

When I scanned these photos, they scanned a tiny bit crooked (since they are mounted, I can't line them up very well). Not too much to notice, I hope, anyway.

Framing the Subject. That was one of our assignments. Working full time and raising two little ones, I didn't get a chance to go out too much. So of course, the playground was it for me (which was basically our backyard – we were stationed at Ft. Monmouth, living in their housing). I took lots of pictures of my son, but this one turned out the best. At least I think so. And in case you can't tell, he's climbing up the ladder for the slide. I couldn't have asked for a sweeter face, either!

Another framing picture I took was of steps leading from our house to the playground. Nothing spectacular, but I tried to make them interesting by making it part of the frame (along with the fence). I also liked the light and shadows on the grass.

So, maybe there's a reason I'm not a famous photographer! But I had fun taking the pictures (and especially developing them). Maybe next time I'll post some of those cemetery pictures (New Jersey's cemeteries are full of some awesome statues!).


Nicole MacDonald said...

I really like the picture of the steps :) It feels quaint and homey.

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Erin Kane Spock said...

I love the shadows from the slatted fence.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Nicole - Never thought about quaint and homey when I took the picture, but now I can see it.

Erin - I love light and shadows. Lots of my picture reflect that.

Thanks for commenting. I may have to go hunt some for more pictures.