My my how time flies this year! It feels like it was not at all long ago that I wrote the wrap-up post for August and now I am doing the one for September. That means I've got just three months to go on this year-long endeavor. Less than 100 days even. That certainly feels doable to me!
As usual...I've made five picks from the month and one "cover" image and written a little bit about each image for this blog post.
The cover image above is one that I've gotten some comments on from other photographers, wondering what the heck it is, and I suppose that is understandable. In fact it is a shot I took on the inside of a tissue paper roll, and then I've processed the heck out of it in Snapseed to get an artistic effect. I guess a photographer shouldn't really reveal the secrets behind a photograph, but there you go.
This is one of those images that I sort of saw before I shot it. I saw all the umbrellas and tried to get a single person walking underneath them to "mimic" the feel of a Magritte painting. The fact that the guy has a jacket on like the character in those paintings...I'd call that a lucky bonus!
This is not my usual morning view, but it was definitely enjoyable! I went on a short weekend trip with my fellow board members of the photo club to Korrö, an old village about two and a half hours north of here where a lot of 19th century buildings around a water-driven saw mill and flour mill were still around. We spent the night in the old tanner's house, now a hotel and the view outside the window is the old tanner's workshop where many of the huge vats are still to be seen inside.
This may not be the most technically perfect image I've taken...but it's probably one of the cuter...at least the fourlegged creature in the picture! This is Molly, a one-year-old Bichon Havanese dog that is the most recent addition to the family (actually my brother's family), but that still counts! ;-) She's definitely not afraid of having her belly scratched...that's for sure!
It's very much a cliche but also a true statement: "The best camera is the one you have with you." In this case I spotted this kid waving to cars and pedestrians as the bus made its way through the streets of Malmö and the only camera I had with me was my phone. So I snapped quite a few images and ended up picking this one, because it captured what was going on, without showing too much.
This was an exercise in trying to capture the way the sun lit up the needles of these two cacti that have since ended up together in a larger pot. I tried several times with different angles to capture the golden light and its striking colors, but for some reason the phone's camera was lacking the ability to get it just right, so I tried a black and white conversion instead, and realized that it should have been a black and white shot from the start!