I have discovered a new photographer to follow, Arnaud Montagard. The article was called
Arnaud Montagard's photographs of an American road trip look like Edward Hopper paintings
I have found this photographer on the website Creative Boom. The photos look so much like Edward Hopper but in photographic form.
I can't get out that much right now, but I found some of my photos that are much like these photos. It is fun to see past images of places I have traveled, but I look forward to future adventures when it is safe. These are a few photos I found in my archive. It was great to look for them and rediscover them. They are a bit Edward Hooper in a way. What do you think?
Exploring via Google Earth!
I love to read articles about other photographers. I stumbled upon this article.
"A photographer who spent years capturing photos of the small towns and remote destinations
using Google Street " on BusinessInsider.com
I had not thought about using Google Earth to see far-flung places, and gathering screen captures from sites like a Mongolia village. Since we are all staying home, I thought, why not try it.
These are a few pics
I do need to practice honing into exciting places, but this is my results from my first experiment. Photos from Mongolia (Bottom) Croatia (middle), and Tunis (top)
Close up world of plants. I just bought a new wide angle macro lens for my Samsung 9. I purchased the Anazalea Lens from Amazon. There are a lot of choices, but I like that this one is a combination of the two lens, and a case to carry it in. the case protects it from my clumsiness.
These are taken at the Endicott Community Greenhouse which carries vegetables, flowers and cactus. It is amazing how close you can be to the details of the flowers with a macro lens. You notice things about your subject that you had never noticed before.
Have a great Memorial day weekend!
I have been walking just about everyday, even in rain. It is a great stress reliever and I have been watching spring unfold over the last few months. It is a fun way to see nature change, and do a little photographing. Who would have thought I would find so many beautiful things
Every walk in a cemetery? Brookdale Cemetary is close to where my Mom lives and makes it easy to do a social distance walk. Not much traffic! It was a kind of sunny day that means close-ups of statues work better and are more attractive. The issue with taking a photo with your phone is you sometimes have too much light in the picture or a rainbow effect. Most of the time, it is not wanted, but in this case, the rainbow effect works in the photo.
Which one do you like best the color photo or black and white?
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I was looking for ideas on what to photograph and post during Coronavirus. I have been missing wandering in Boston or just about anywhere. I read an article about getting some pictures of your car. Taking photos from your car is not easiest in some ways but a fun challenge. It is easier if you find a place with not much traffic. I decided to take a ride down to Winsmith Mills in Norwood.
The Winsmith buildings are a 165-year-old mill complex that currently houses fourteen buildings on 27 acres as well as The Winsmith Mill Market. The businesses range from artists and musicians to manufacturers and artisans, landscapers, and dog trainers I was hoping to see old and vintage buildings. I was also hoping to see some quirky antiques to photograph. It was a great adventure, and I did find lots of fun things to capture
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During this pandemic, I have been taking many walks in the neighborhoods near my home. Rediscovering them and always hoping to run into people I know.
I love taking macro photos with my phone or camera of ordinary things such as these dandelions seeds. We all know it is a weed, but the seeds are so pretty, they are very delicate and can disappear with the wind. Fleeting!
I am so used to going anywhere I want to take photos, whether it is in Boston or on my travels further afield. That is the way I like to take pictures. Wandering places familiar and unfamiliar. But since the lockdown, I have been mostly home. Being home isn't always a bad thing. I am getting to know my neighborhood all over again. I see so many of my neighbors out and about, with their kids, their pets, couples walking together. I am glad it is Spring. The flowers have been so pretty. So flower photos are what I am doing right now.
What have you been doing during this time? No matter what you are doing, there is much more time to do things.
I have been learning to make pasta with my husband. I am no cook. Cooking eggs is the most I ever do. Last night's experiment was Gnocchi. It was delicious and effortless to make.
I haven't had a chance to go into Boston or another of my favorite haunts to photo wander. I have been taking a ton of walks around my neighborhood. It is excellent that it is springtime, and my neighbors like to plant flowers. I have posted my flower pics on Facebook. I hope they bring some cheer.
I have a love of gardening and looking forward to planting more flowers. Also, I have seedlings that are finally coming up. This spring has been frigid, but I see little plants finally coming up. This makes me smile.
My kitties don't know the pandemic, but I think they are pretty happy to have both of us at home. More attention to them. It must be nice to be aware of what is going on.
I have been practicing origami. I love this pastime. It is a great anxiety reliever, and I bought a 500 sheet origami pack from Tuttle. The package consists of Chiyogami patterns and is very pretty.
Boston is a great city to wander. The city is so compact it is easy to walk from one neighborhood to another. I have favorite spots such as Chinatown and Downtown Boston. I love all the color and the vibrancy of streets, stores, restaurants, and theatres. Using my phone has been an easy way to take quick pics on my wanderings, I also do use my Nikon camera.
Try to keep an open mind when searching for a neighborhood for exciting photos. Always look up and down. Look for a different angle on a common subject or familiar scene or building. Another fun exercise is to pick a spot and only walk 5 feet in any direction to take your photos. You would be surprised by what you photograph
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