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And the theme for the day is…??

I got a chance to get some photos that I’ve “seen” but not been able to shoot yesterday and today.¬† I had some problems with my Fuji x100t camera that came about from mysteriously pressing some buttons wrong. The thing about the Fuji is it expects you to know what you’re doing. The design is deceptively simple looking. You really have to pay attention or it’ll do exactly what you tell it to do, even if you don’t know some tech stuff you really need to know. I ended up resetting the camera and left it shooting finished photos instead of RAW photos. Anyways, for my non photo geek friends, I had to go back out today to reshoot these photos, except for the last one which came out fine as the finished photo.

The following¬† two photos are of the same location (duh) just different crops. What made me take the photos was the 3 plants on the railing. I’ve seen them there for a month and never made the time to do the photo. Had a nice conversation with the folks living there talking about me doing the photos, and why I wanted to do them. Photographers¬† don’t need to have permission to take photos of things plainly visible from the street. They can’t violate private property and if the photos are of copyrighted things it’s a little trickier, but, the plainly visible rule applies to public and private properties. Dave’s rule (actually Wil Wheaton’s) is Don’t be a Dick about it.

Compare this to the next one
Compare this to the next one

The second photo is a landscape crop. I like the plants still and I like the bush on the side echoing the shapes of the home itself too.

I liked the symmetry of this. And I really liked the three flower dishes on the railing. The whole point of the photo was the flower dishes in the golden hour sunlight.
I liked the symmetry of this. And I really liked the three flower dishes on the railing. The whole point of the photo was the flower dishes in the golden hour sunlight.
Beautiful light on the flowers
Beautiful light on the flowers
Flowers in pot on State Street in Dover, DE
Loved the cascading purple and white flowers
Horizontal version of the Flag and Flower photo nearby.
Horizontal version of the Flag and Flower photo nearby.

 

In general, I prefer landscape photos over the portrait layout, but this just works for me.

Parke Green Gallery Door and Plan
Cool little vignette on State Street
golden hour osage orange trees
Beautiful Osage Orange Trees in the sunset golden hours.
Sunflower in field of soy beans
This is perfect example of a weed being a plant out of place. This sunflower was one of 3 I saw in about a half mile of fields of soy beans.

 

 

Care to guess what the theme of the day(s) was? Leave it in the comments!

Old New Castle Delaware with a Fuji x100t

I liked the shapes and textures.
I liked the shapes and textures.

I upgraded my Fuji to the x100T. I like it! More resolution on the rear LCD, buttons instead of a wheel on the back, faster focus and a new camera smell! I may sell my x100s, or just keep it as a backup to the T. It’s been a while since I was up in New Castle, so I thought I’d like to take a ride and see what I could see.

Old house in Colonial New Castle Delaware
I liked the 3 elements on the house. The door has shutters on it. Something I never noticed before.
Colonial Era New Castle County Courthouse door and windows
Here I go with the 3 elements again.
View of Flowers in an Alley in Old New Castle Delaware
Loved the flowers and colors
My favorite photo of the day, I call it "Still life with bench and basket"
My favorite photo of the day, I call it “Still life with bench and basket”
So many cool elements. Comment below on what you think made me do the photo!
So many cool elements. Comment below on what you think made me do the photo!
Colonial Home Details in Old New Castle Delaware
Here we go with the 3 again. I liked the rondels on the door and that’s why I did the photo.
View of windows and steps
Lots of stuff to love here: Symmetry, textures, things that look the same, but are different and so on.