Wednesday, February 26, 2014

corner view: experiment

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane (Spain) and curated by Francesca (Italy), where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.  The theme this week is "experiment", and comes from Anna (Netherlands).

When I saw the theme for this week my mind immediately went to the photography experiments I've taken a stab at. I probably should clarify that these are photo experiments that worked because in trying new things and working to capture particular shots there certainly have been a lot of experiments that didn't turn out like the picture I had in my head. The limitation I set for myself was that the shots had to come from just my eye and my camera...no post processing, no flash and no other digital tricks. It really has been a lot of fun and there certainly is a lot of satisfaction that comes from uploading the photos and discovering something that worked.
This one takes a little explanation. I stood outside the house and captured the reflection of the trees behind me in the window in front of me, focused on the lamp and bottle inside the house, and shot straight through the far window
to the trees out back.

A gorgeous morning fog, captured in one moment and gone in the next...

...and the strangest nighttime fog bathing everything in a warm yellow glow.

Sunlight shining through a large stack of pvc pipe that was stacked behind a manufacturing company.

Busy street shot through a windshield during a sudden downpour.

The challenge here was to get a photo of the gibbon without also capturing the wire fencing that was between us. Took some time to get the focus just right!

Twilight silhouettes. Look at everything that's going on here! Completely magical. 

Bokeh twinkle lights. Sometimes, out of focus and glowy is exactly the thing you're looking for!

25 comments:

Storybook Woods said...
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Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos Bev. I especially love the first one. Clarice

A Place to Reside said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Very interesting perspectives.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Gorgeous!

What great photographs!

Each one needs a paragraph, discussing it. Each one... Really, each one.

But that first one. So, so, so much "going on". I could just keep staring at it.

But then, I also want to lose myself, in that trees and morning fog!

And I want to join that Magical Twilight Silhouette Group!

And, and, and...

Too much here! You have post just toooooo much wonderful photography here! :-) And, without!!! using Photo shopping stuff, to tweak it. Super wow!!!!!!!!

Gentle hugs,
Tessa~

Tracey said...

Great photos, especially the one with the tree and fog, that's my favorite.
I have been using my manual setting more and more and since I don't have any photo shop software I get what I get. It's fun, although a little frustrating at times.

Dee said...

Very interesting variety of techniques. I think the first picture is my favorite. The depth is very entertaining. All those layers of objects. Perfect shot!

Li + Belle said...

I'm experimenting love with photography. There are a wide variety of ways. It is a wonderful hobby. I especially like the trees in the fog.

Elizabeth said...

I'd say you are doing very well with these photography experiments, they are wonderful. I always like the happy accidents the best.

Susi-Art said...

I can imagine that making a photo what you have in 'your head' can be a big experiment and challenge!
I heard of some people who take photo's that they have to wait sometimes for days just to take that one shot!

Charlotte Edens said...

Such creative shots Bev and each one intriguing. My personal favorite would be the street scene ... it's smooth and delicious! :o)

Tracy Altieri said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. It can be magical, what we are able to do and capture with our camers!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos! I can hardly use my point and shoot camera.

tanïa said...

Woah, Bev, I'm totally flashed by your photos! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

Great results from your experiment! The photos all have such depth. I especially like the first. The more you look at it, the more you discover.

Heather said...

Great results from your experiment! The photos all have such depth. I especially like the first. The more you look at it, the more you discover.

Willow said...

Wonderful.experiments, loving the results.

Lady Lilith said...

Nice mages. I like your experiment with the first one. Reflections are great.

Carolyn said...

Your photos are wonderful!
Blessings,
Carolyn

Theresa said...

These are great. What a fun experiment.

Betty said...

your photography is refreshingly different I especially like the first one looking through windows and picking up all the reflections in the process, it really makes you think about time/dimension. thanks for your birthday wishes over at my blog. betty

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

bev, can i say, i love 'm all... there's an ease to your images that doesn't feel experimental at all, but well focused, on what's happening also.
great stuff! n♥

jgy said...

Simply gorgeous!
THis CV week is bringing out the wonderful creative talents that are shining around the world!! Thanks for sharing yours:))

kat said...

Wow! These are stunning captures!

karyn said...

I love these Bev . . . you have a fabulous eye and you're so creative! And to do all these without any post-camera tweaking. I am full of admiration xx

I'm Sara. said...

Your shots are absolutely stunning. Every single one.