Monday, April 16, 2012

In the Backyard


Every now and then I feel like photographing something different, and it had been a long time since I had photographed anything other than portraits, sports, or weddings.  When I first started learning photography, I would carry my FM camera and shoot random things - I would walk around and photographed whatever I thought would look interesting, but developing and archiving film became cumbersome, and I stopped doing it too often.  I felt inspired recently to pick up the camera give myself a challenge of turning the "ordinary into the extraordinary."  I limited myself to shooting just in my backyard, and waited for the nice light in the evening.  Armed with just one lens (my favorite, 35mm f/2), I spent an hour shooting stuff in the backyard while I waited for my laundry to finish.  Here are my favorite images from that session.








6 comments:

  1. These are stunning Johnny! You are so talented.

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  2. Thank you, Becky! It's amazing how things can look when everything comes together - lighting composition, cropping, it's all part of the art!

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  3. These are great! The fact that they are from a place that is so personal makes me feel like there's a secret in each image!

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  4. Right on Erica! I was going to point out that the net has been hanging virtually untouched for like over 15 years. It's survived the elements throughout the years, and still looks good.

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  5. You are an inspiration, Johnny. Keep doing your thing!

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  6. Thanks, James. I'm humbled by the love. Keep doing your thing too!

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