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Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thematic Photographic # 162 Playing with Light

This is a THEMATIC PHOTOGRAPHIC Post

Please step inside a world of "Playing with Light" as Carmi, from Written Inc. flashes playing with light, as our next theme for Thematic Photographic.  Anyone can join, if you feel the spirit of light move you go here

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2011/09/thematic-photographic-162-playing-with.html

Light is remarkable and too often taken for granted, and playing with light is an education itself.....

This is a great theme because while playing with light, two of my most favorite things happen in every picture taken, reflections and shadows.....

These photos are pretty normal compared to Carmi's theme photo...... but believe me, I had the best of time creating them just for this theme.....

Outside on this bright and sunny afternoon near trees....
Notice the shadow of one lady bell on another....


Outside on the deck, with the bright afternoon sunlight falling in from the trellis and hitting especially boldly on the glass table top even more than the mirror!  Playing with light is amazing isn't it?!


Outside on the deck, the glass table top catches some sun rays ......



Moving my position slightly, still a bright, sunny day, mid afternoon on the deck, with a trellis overhead.

Time to leave the safety of the deck, hoping Monster (grounds-keeper cat) stays sleeping, (he loves to jump on top of what ever project I'm working on)....silly cat...who had a brief encounter with a certain Mr. Skunk last night......

Bright sunlight, blue sky, white picnic table, on mirror under the shade of a tree.


Outside on a picnic table, it's a sunny afternoon, partially under a shade tree.

Okay bring it all into the house....Monster is waking up.....................! Hurry........!
Shot inside with no electric lighting, just late afternoon sunlight....

Now, I am powerless without my wheels ............

What color is this?  Supposedly it's a three-stage paint, so is that why everyone sees a different color?
Outside in the morning sunlight on what some predict will be Minnesota's last real day of summer.  Hopefully they're wrong!

Is is tan, or champagne.............. Clue:  it's not white or any shade of green metallic.

Parked inside out of the bright sunlight...... and a smidge of electric light.

Is it gold or hold a lot of silver......?

Sunny side of my car in the late afternoon.....



Outside less sunny side of car late afternoon....
and I don't care what color - just that it takes me from A to Z
and feels dreamy.......!

I hope you all get to check out Carmi's theme photo here http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2011/09/thematic-photographic-162-playing-with.html

and all the other amazing photos as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

TICKLEBEAR said...

wow!! you certainly had fun with this. nicely done!!
thanx 4 sharing!!
:)~
HUGZ

Limar said...

A great take on the theme :)

Bob Scotney said...

How do you find the time to take shots like this to match the theme. Excellent again, Karen.

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful images. I always recall an old radio comedy programme in which an over-blown, self-important photographer once replied to someone who accused him of taking "snaps" : "Snaps! snaps! I paint with light". Comedy or not, I have always thought that was a perfectly good description of what photography is all about.

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Those bell photos are so unusual, but then, so are the bells. I didn't even know what they were at first.

Gilly said...

Love those bells, especially where they seem to be dancing on their reflections!

You had a lot of fun with these - great shots!

Karen S. said...

If you're reading this and haven't gone here,

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2011/09/thematic-photographic-162-playing-with.html

I suggest you do! Besides Carmi's magical mystery photo, blogger is still not letting me comment on Kalei's Best Friend, Paperback Writer and Gillly, but they have posted some amazing playing with light photos as well. Check them all out you'll be pleased you did!

Karen S. said...

Ticklebear and Limar Hello and happy you stopped by. Does my fun show? I just love playing with well, my camera! Thanks for the kind words!

Karen S. said...

Bob S. it comes pretty easy when it involves photos! I always carry my camera, more than my cell phone (much to my family's complaints) But, Carmi sometimes offers a FYI a brief mention in his last photo of a theme of what the up coming theme will be. Not always, but he did this week so I had my camera ready first thing in the morning! But you can't post until he actually presents his opening photo!

Karen S. said...

Writer and Gilly - I'm not a collector, (well maybe of books) but a friend of mine years ago got me hooked on these brass bells. My first favorite one (we always remember right?) came from a little town in Georgia! The color isn't even my favorite, but the music he one carries is sweet...I would love to learn to play the bells like a lady in church....best sound ever....many of them were made in England, Yes!, I was lucky to buy one on Portobello Road but of course that one wasn't stamped England...so now if I stumble across one I snap it up....
I've been hoping to someday shoot the ladies for TP and this was magic to my eyes!

Karen S. said...

Alan You are so right. Light and well the lack of it has everything to do with each photo we snap! Thanks for stopping by ...and I'll be looking for your snap on playing with light! I so love that interesting story about your name plate! Very cool!

Karen S. said...

...and just to mention...these are only a few of my lady bells....!

Little Nell said...

I am impressed Karen...not only by your playful way with the camera, mirrors and light, but also by the collecetioon of crinoline ladies masquerading as bells!

Snowcatcher said...

You just did one of my favorite things... playing with light and reflections. I still don't know what color your car is (although I probably would have called it champagne), but I enjoyed your playfulness.

I, too, have several blogs I am unable to leave comments on since the May Blogger update, and it's very frustrating!!!

Max said...

I love those first ones with the reflection of the sky underneath everything. Cool.

bruce said...

these pics were totally cool! the first set and the use of light and reflection were very unique!

BTW there is no way that summer can be over!

i am heading up to Aitkin in middle October if all goes well, and it better still be summer-like!

Rekha said...

You seem to have a lot of fun with the pictures...it shows....good shots.

Karen S. said...

Little Nell Thanks so much!

Bruce- So happy you stopped by! Been thinking about you! I hope it does stay nice for all of us winter folks...! Have a fun trip!

Snowcatcher, I know I do too, and I was really excited once Carmi said playing with light was the theme! Champagne is the color I'm going with too!

Rekha You are so right! :)

Karen S. said...

Max - thanks, I won't tell you how many shots I took. It was really hard not posting them all! I really thought of doing a brown egg with your little project....but I'll save it for another day...but it does have me wondering....

Alexia said...

Wow. I am just awed by the skill you have shown here - and also by the great enjoyment you obviously had taking these shots...

and... I'm also wondering: where do you find the time to do this???

Loved these!

Jenny said...

What neat images. I love the graphic quality of the metallics you captured.

Carmi said...

I don't think you could take a normal picture if you tried, Karen, and that's what makes your work so compelling. You see things others don't, and challenge yourself to look at things from new angles and perspectives.

I'm thinking champagne-metallic paint on the car, but I'm probably wrong. I should know this!