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!).

3 comments:

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.