Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 212 — Crucifixion

The Alessi bowl appears again; this time in a religious theme implied through the window frame shadows.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 100, 60mm

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 211 — Camouflage

This little guy is hiding out behind the potted plant.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/320, f8, ISO 100, 200mm

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 210 — Abstraction

just the shadow tells the story of this image.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/120, f9, ISO 100, 50mm

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day 209 — Modest Bouquet

Modest, yet robust bouquet gets the light splashed treatment from reflecting buildings across the street.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/30, f4.2, ISO 100, 38mm

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 208 — Tulip Display

Tulips in direct sunlight with a dark background — how can you go wrong?

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f5.3, ISO 100, 95mm

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 207 — In-Laws

Handsome dark tones in this shot of the mother-in-law's tongue.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/60, f14, ISO 100, 95mm

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 206 — Halo

With the light behind this fleshy succulent, its fine edge becomes well delineated; almost like a neon band.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/125, f8, ISO 100 + close up filter

Day 205 — Feminine Curves

The feminine curves of Arne Jacobsen's chair are exaggerated in this shadow shot. This was taken late in the evening with the dim light from above. The high ISO resulted in a grainy quality and takes me back to the old 400ASA days of the twentieth century.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f4, ISO 2000, 32mm

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 204 — Endless Love

This couple may have waited a little too long before tying the knot.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/4, f13, ISO 100, 105mm

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 203 — A Sea of Clouds

A glance out the window reveals a vast sea of clouds.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/350, f6.7, ISO 100, 28mm

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 202 — The Pedestal

In the Castro,back in the 90s, there were a host of new and unique stores with original products. This piece is cast in cement and finished to look like rusted cast iron. I wish we had purchased more of their work. Evocative of an older time. No dramatic light in the house today, I'm afraid this piece will have to stand on it's own.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 4 secs, f13, ISO 100, 25mm

Day 201 — Impromptu Snap of Kaci

Kaci looking relaxed in a very dark corner of the loft.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f4.5, ISO 1250, 42mm

Friday, July 19, 2013

Day 200 — Balancing Act

I wonder how high I can go. I haven't tried balancing rocks before. This could be fun.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/6, f10, ISO 100

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 199 — Nigella

These curves are so voluptuous, I felt compelled to title the lily after my favorite chef.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/200, f14, ISO 100, + close up filter

Day 198 — Dead Iris

In the spirit of Dead Daffodils, I decided to capture this iris past its prime. Petals become lace-like filigree.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/250, f16, ISO 100, + close up filter

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 197 — Lily Love

I seem to be having a love affair with this bunch of lilies. They look great from every angle; even without the vase.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/800, f7.1, ISO 100, 26mm

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 196 — Calla Lilies

The force of the sun has bowled these lilies over.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/640, f8, ISO 100, 24mm

Day 195 — Irises

A little sunlight ignites the center bloom on this bunch of irises.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f5.6, ISO 100, 200mm

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 194 — The Calla Lilies Are in Bloom Again

The title of today's blog comes from a line from an old movie called Stage Door. Check it out, it stars Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers and one of my all time favorites Eve Arden.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f7.1, ISO 100, 150mm

Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 193 — Crouching Figure

Object d'art.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/80, f4.5, ISO 100, 28mm

Day 192 — Mango

This mango was so sweet and perfectly ripe. I love the plateau of juice shimmering on the top cube.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f8, ISO 100, 200mm

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Day 191 — Gasteria

I just put the plant front and center for this snap. The appeal for me in this shot is its overall grayness, with just the white rim of the pot delineating itself.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f8, ISO 100, 75mm

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 190 — Coffee Break

The milk jug is hilarious, but the cup is my favorite because it was designed for Illy by famed photographer Sabastiâo Salgado to promote his In Principio project. It comes from his photo of two men throwing a bag of coffee from one to the other. The illustration on the saucer has the bag photoshopped out of it but becomes complete again when the cup is placed upon it.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/3, f10, ISO 100, 36mm

Monday, July 8, 2013

Day 189 — Caught in the Act

A wry little composition just for fun.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f8, ISO 100, 75mm

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 188 — Almost There

The plant I featured on Day 166 has a leaf that now almost touches the floor; so close! A tight zoom in  assists me in abstracting this image to my liking. I like it when my images are, at first, somewhat confronting to the viewer.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f8, ISO 100, 150mm

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 187 — Colima Figure

Harsh contrast for this little Colima figure highlights the texture of the clay body and incised designs.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/640, f5.6, ISO 100

Friday, July 5, 2013

Day 186 — The World's Your Oyster

"I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife" — Zora Neale Hurston.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f5.3, ISO 1000, 90mm

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 185 — Grasping at a Photo of Birds

Fooling around with what's real and illusion.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f4.5, ISO 400, 44mm

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 184 — Big As Your Head

It's watermelon season. I've been looking at Stieglitz's photos of O'Keeffe's hands and it got me wondering if I could incorporate Mikael's body parts into this blog. Here's a start.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/160, f3.5, ISO 640

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Day 183 — Floorscape, Balcony

The balcony furniture throws some great shadows at midday.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/125, f5.6, ISO 200, 130mm

Day 182 — Leek

Some foods strike me as examples of magnificent architecture.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/120, f1.4, ISO 200