Stop Looking at me!

Day 17 of 30 Day Challenge

Pottery skulls and pumpkins at a garden center, right after Halloween

As we were heading out of town this garden center display caught our eye. I like photos with a high WTH factor, and those skulls did it for me. I like the cone shaped jack-o-lantern in the back looking at us, and the vibrant colors on the skulls. The Christmas decorations were nearby. These were all outside and unattended on a Sunday morning. I guess it’s safe to do that down south…

It’s Always about the Light

Day 16 0f 30 Day Challenge

I did these two photos of the back side of a building in New Albany, Mississippi early one morning while out with my friend Lowry. In the first one I liked the raking shadows and how the light bounced off the right window onto the electrical circuit box in what should have been the shaded side of the box.

In the second one, I got closer, and filled the frame with what I cared most about. You can see the light came in hard from camera right. That light bounced of the window on the right onto the electrical box. It also bounced off the left window, onto the inside part of the window to the right. That right hand window should be all shaded without the bounce!

New Albany, Mississippi morning light
Morning light bouncing off window panes and creating shadows
You can almost always take better photos by getting closer.

Reflection in Water Valley Mississippi

Day 15 of 30 Day Challenge

While on the same trip last fall that all the Tupelo photos came from we stopped in Water Valley, and this reflection of a church steeple caught my eye. That and the old sign on the side of the building sealed the deal for me. I tried it with black and white and I wasn’t impressed.

Church Steeple reflected in warehouse window, Water Valley Mississippi

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