A4 A3 (Canon S90)
Gritty black and white images are becoming more pleasing to me. I still love beautifully saturated compositions, but black and white photographs are enticing with their details. Notice the creeping clovers moving their way in between the two junction boxes at the top and bottom.
The set of boxes pictured above proved to be an excellent composition highlighting the underbelly of perfection (e.g.: manicured lawns, pruned roses, and overhanging queen palm trees) in suburbia.
February 25, 2010
The December evening the above image was captured was the epitome of a winter in San Diego. As my neighbor's relatives talked about the temperature in negative degrees back home, the "California Cool" weather was perfect for my buddy and me to step outside and stroll through Balboa Park.
The lighting was a little mushy throughout the day, but when evening rolled around, the pink pastels painted the sky above Balboa Park. The leading lines of the terra-cotta tiles draw the eye towards the fountain and the pink background. A slow shutter speed was necessary to properly expose the scene, intensify the pastel clouds, and blur the fountain.
February 24, 2010
The warm summer air intermixed with the cool off-shore breeze. The setting sun cast a warm glow upon the sandstone bluffs at the ocean's edge. Paragliders took flight high above the silky sandy beach below. Kites whipped in the wind. Children peered skyward towards the whipping sails gliding through the salty air. Another wonderful day spent on the California coast.
February 19, 2010