I didn’t have to work very hard to find photos that exemplify “chilled.” In fact, I didn’t even have to work very hard to make these photos black and white, there was virtually no color in them to start.
The storm door to the screened in porch frosted over when there was a cold snap upstate that lasted for weeks this December and January. The grey ambient light and the layer of frost on, seemingly, everything, muted the colors and brought out the patterns frozen in the moisture on the window. It was beautiful–but golly it was cold!
I took these photos with my iPhone as I hadn’t brought my good camera with me upstate (and even if I had, it was far to cold to take it outside without a huge fuss). In spite of the fact that I was shivering and using a phone camera, these came out quite beautifully!
What a fun idea, playing tour guide! Pittsford, NY isn’t really my home right now and it’s not quite my hometown, but I’ve spent a good deal of my life there. Plus it’s so lovely at the holidays (and these pictures are from multiple holiday seasons); I just couldn’t resist showing it off here! Enjoy!
A shop by the Canal
A festive lamp post
The Canal frozen and snowed over (not this winter!)
Snow on the Coal Tower (also a couple of winters ago)
There’s something lovely about photographing a road or path. They can entice you into the photo, making you wonder what’s around the turn or past the focal point. They can be a stage for action and the hustle and bustle of a city, or an invitation to somewhere tranquil and secluded. Plus they can be really useful for framing a shot!
I’ve got a decent amount of pics that would satisfy this photo challenge (roads and walks), so I decided to limit myself to a few photos that looked fun with selective colorization. Continue reading “Roads and Paths: CB&W”
I thought about going the route I went with the “silence” weekly photo challenge and using “walls” as a springboard to talk about something political. But I started the spring term this week so I’m talking politics quite enough at school and work, thank you very much.
So here are some beautiful old walls. Continue reading “Wall: CB&W”
The Weekly Photo Challenge for the last week of the year is to choose a favorite photo from the year. One single favorite photo wasn’t happening. I thought maybe the top 5 would work. But then I figured my favorite 17 of 2017 would be fun. Some of these are favorites because the quality, some because the subject, some just because. I’ll caption each one, because I just know you are waiting with baited breath to find out why I picked each pic! In no particular order: Continue reading “17 of 2017: WPC”
Today I found a new black and white photography challenge. I wasn’t planning on doing the first one I found every week, let alone starting a second one. But I like taking black and white photos (and sepia, which also counts for this challenge). I never really have an excuse to post them though, as they never really work for what I’m going for. Now I’ll have an excuse to post the few I’ve taken and to take more.
I digress. Continue reading “Artistic Goose: Black & White Photo Challenge (CB&W)”
Genesee Country Village and Museum holds an elaborate, weekend-long, Civil War reenactment. I’ve never gone in for reenactments but it seemed like fun so we gave it a shot.
Continue reading “Civil War Reenactment”