The real beauty of this tree and this cloud is revealed with infrared treatment. In color life, they were overlooked. . .people thought they were ordinary.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
In Edwin Markham's house, in San Jose's History Parkthe docents have collected volumes of books he might have had and the types of chairs he might have sat in while his Mom served up Sunday dinner. It wasn't that long ago, and nearly forever.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Vegetables and leaves RULE in infrared. This is your invitation to visit a farm market as soon as you can. It was very windy and I was with someone else, so I didn't get the pictures I wanted, but I did get this transcendent squash!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tiny clouds over our tiny house; my husband in his tiny Bronco, originally uploaded by jhhymas.
It's all in the title, but you have to look for it. I had him let me out to take pictures as I walked home down the two-track. I only caught this one of him driving away from me.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
In just a few days the leaves will all be gone. Welcome to winter. Although the weather is still quite warm. Sometimes, you might bring a sweater. . . I love the lacy remnant leaves at the right of the photo, and wish I had captured more of them.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A problem with this digital camera is that it has no viewfinder and the light often makes it difficult to keep the horizon even. I would have like this to have a little less foreground, a straight horizon and a little less plain sand in the foreground. That said, I like the infrared effect on the grasses. I will be looking for more clumps of grass to work on.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
You can't see it at this size, but the overnight moisture has beaded up on the decking that we put Thompson's Waterseal on the day before. We felt very virtuous. Thompson's is one of the fine old products that I remember from my childhood. Unlike my favorite brand of shampoo (Silkience) you can still get it.
Infrared gives this domestic shot a little glamour, I think. It is more interesting to me than in straight black and white.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I took this with my first infrared camera; I broke the switch when I took it to Greece, I suppose I should try to get it repaired. I liked using it. And it had a viewfinder, which my current one does not. This house is what Edwin Markham's mother didn't have to have as an empty nest, since he lived with her. The foliage at the top is part of the huge oak tree that stands in front of the house at its current location in San Jose History Park.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
When we bought the land the bracken grew back by the wood. Each year it grows closer and threatens to engulf the house. I love the ferny greeness of it. But by autumn it grows tall enough to completely hide browsing whitetail deer. They leap when they run and show their white flags, and disappear again. It's tough to walk through, too. My grandson mowed this pretty curve at the edge of the meadow.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I am sending you this peaceful image of the natural world during the vice presidential candidate debate. Palin is looking at the camera and Biden is looking at Gwen Ifill. Strike one for Joe. It really makes quite a difference. I wonder if I would remember to look at the camera instead of the moderator under that kind of pressure.