Saturday, February 28, 2009


Here's another of those big, open landscapes...

photograph landscape hayfield and sky with clouds

Longing, originally uploaded by Artdambuster.

The photographer writes "I hate this time of year" -- but I love the photo that results

Friday, February 27, 2009


I've been adding alot of similar landscapes to my favorites lately.

The Calm Before the Storm, originally uploaded by elisabethshroyer.

I'm not sure if it's a sign that I need to take a road trip to some place in the middle of the country this summer, or what.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cable Lines

photograph cable wires with orange sunset sky
cabel, originally uploaded by eos1dsIII.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gum Dipped

A simple, pleasing abstract of an old tire...

Gum Dipped, originally uploaded by GmanViz.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1936 Dodge Brothers

abstract artistic photograph vintage classic car metal details
1936 Dodge Brothers, originally uploaded by tnpal.

This is such a simple photo ---but it's compelling thanks to the photographers' a deft touch with composition an dlighting.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Still life with Worn Gears

I love how this photographer managed to imbue this photograph with not only a warm, soft light, but also a feeling of a rich, traditional, oil-painted still-life... with a decidedly untraditional subject.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shades of rust

Shades of rust, originally uploaded by D koga.

I have no idea what the photographer was looking at here -- but I'm so glad they captured such rich colors from the rusty something-or-other

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Razor Wire

Who knew something as fierce as razor wire could be this beautiful?

black and white photograph razor wire

Untitled by Rafail Milani

I keep coming back to this photo, there's something so compelling about the curves of the wire and the contrast of light and shadow on it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Gears and such

rusty gear and chain photograph

A surprisingly elegant composition of a rusty gear and chain.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Best for last

My last musical post for now, but I think it's my favorite

photograph wood dulcimer instruments
Dulcimer Figures, originally uploaded by Viewminder.

I love the curves of these dulcimers together in those warm wood tones (and I like that it's something as unexpected and unusual as dulcimers.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Behind the scenes

The insides of a piano ... who knew it looked so interesting?

photograph piano strings

Piano, originally uploaded by yamaryu.

Monday, February 16, 2009


I love the super-close focus -- and the worn detail of the flute keys.

macro photograph flute keys
Flute2, originally uploaded by NewfoundlandGirl.

This looks like an instrument that's seen hard practice and many performances.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


A glossy photo, of a glossy clarinet...

photograph clarinet keys
Clarinet Detail, originally uploaded by awoodbri.

Not usually my style, but I like the way this highlights the shapes and intricacy of the keys.

Friday, February 13, 2009


I have no musical ability (really, it's terrible, clapping in rhythm can be a challenge), but I've stumbled across some great musical photos lately.

photograph acoustic guitar strings

Corde vibrante, originally uploaded by medyya.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The whole and the sum of the parts

Before I leave colors all together, I figured out how to embed a slide show

of one of my favorite, slightly quirky flickr groups. The goal: coordinate your photograph to the one before it in the pool, so the colors slowly blend into each other.

I like some of the photos better than others, but its always interesting to see what people will post next. And I like the idea that its not about each individual picture, but how they all fit together.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Neutrals... or not

I'm too tired to winter to do posts for the neutrals right now. Maybe I'll do gray and brown sometime when the whole world doesn't look so gray-brown

For now, you can see Black and White posts from a couple of months ago

still life eggs in white bowlmacro photograph old mechanical camera


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Purple mountains majesty

"Piled up [snow] right by our driveway"

Purple mountains majesty by David ZImagery.

I'm completely sick of looking at snow -- but this, I enjoy

Monday, February 9, 2009


abstract photograph blades of grass purple background

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Behind Door Number 1...

I've found a pair of deep, almost indigo blue for today

detail photograph indigo blue door

by kathleen.bradley

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Unidentified blues

I'm not even sure exactly what this one is, but I love it.

Actually, I don't really know what the second one is either, but I'm ok with that, since I kinda like the color.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Oops! One more green

Oops, I moved on to fast. I put up a blue post yesterday -- but forgot I had found one more green picture that I wanted to show you all.

macro photograph copper roof at oxford

Oxford by ojisanjake

Don't you love that green? It's one of my all-time favorite colors

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blue Agave

Who knew blue agave was actually such an interesting shade of blue-green-purple?

macro photograph blue agave plant
Agave by vanswearingen

photograph blue agave plant leaves

Blue Agave by Wizmo

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Great minds and all that jazz

I don't believe great minds think alike, in fact, I'm pretty sure the mark of a great mind is NOT thinking alike.

close up photograph green leaf

Leaf Swirl by Backpackergirl

But, sometimes a leaf -- or something -- calls out so loudly to be photographed that a few of us respond to the same call.

bright green leaf photograph

Green Pleats by Montana Raven

As I came across this trio of photographs of nearly the same subject spread out over several flickr groups.

nature photograph of vibrant green leaves

Vibrant by Parallax

This plant pretty much shouted "photograph me!" when I saw it hiking myself, (It's not exactly a subtle shade of green) Photograph we did -- and I'm intrigued and enjoy the subtle differences in approach.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Leaf Green...

I'm ready for green plants again (enough with winter, already)....

A somehow tender macro of an Amarylis

photograph greem amaryllis bud macro

macro photograph green plant