365 Day Project: 39

Yup, trying to get creative again and seeing something interesting in everyday things that aren’t that interesting. I looked around the house because we’re under another wind chill warning with temps dipping into ‘I’m expecting penguins to come through the door and ask me what’s for dinner degrees’ and seen this. My boring brown curtains with a diamond pattern and the colors that were coming through was unexpected. Between the ice, snow, light, and reflection I caught a rainbow of colors. Hex codes are below. Happy Friday Y’all.

#3E3647, #A08ABF, #9FA66F, #BF8975, #592E2E

365 Day Project: 38

ANOTHER WINTER WEATHER WARNING! This time it was more sleet and icy rain than snow. I would take the snow ANY day and then tonight the temperatures are going to plummet again. This means that anything that is left on the road that is melted it’ll turn to ice. Add the temperatures being below 0° salt will not work. I know rambling but this only means that the roads are dangerous and I can’t scout a new building or subject so I had to creative here at the house.

I found it only fitting that when I asked my son for one of his action figures that he brought the snow yeti creature. PERFECT! I used a macro external lens and let me tell you, I can’t wait to work with this more in the spring. I took almost 100 different photos and found this one to be oddly mesmerizing. It’s like the yeti was caught in his natural habitat and with the little twiggy vine almost makes it seem like I was intrusive. What do you think?

#A4A5A6, #44A6A6, #2C736C, #403527, #0D0000
I think I’ll also pick up a few action figures of my own for backups throughout the year. Yes? No?

365 Day Project: 37

I’m awfully exhausted (but I predicted an exhausting week with my schedule) for some reason so my photo was done quickly, however, I did scout for a subject. I was trying to work quickly because I was already losing what little light there was in this state. Winter is always so dark and drab. Even when the sun is out it’s just an obnoxious depressing feeling. I want to shoot stairs but there really aren’t any architecturally cool ones in my town. There are some apartments that are pretty old so I guess I’m going to be the designated random person that walks in, shoot with a cell phone and walks out.

I choose this one particular because I wanted to be mindful of the grid on my smartphone’s camera app. This building looks like it could invitingly eat a person even during the summer but when it’s dreary out it looks more like a ‘nope’ situation. The light in the lower left corner of the building makes you wonder who or what is there. This structure is actually an assisted living facility that is under new management for the 5th time in 7 years that I’ve lived here. There’s got to be a reason but it’s almost like everyone signed a gag order.

I encourage you to do something that helps you be creative today. If I can get out there and try so can you. Even if it means taping 2 toothpicks together and calling it a house. Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Complimentary color palette codes: #295061, #213D52, #F2F2F0, #D9A577, #BF8C6F

365 Day Project: 36

Today’s subject isn’t all that interesting but I enjoyed playing with perspective and composition in this image. I kept the rule of thirds in mind and tried to get the bus to lead the eye towards the doors. I edited the image for a little more dramatic flair and was pleased with what I was able to achieve and all with a smartphone. The hex codes for the complementary color palette are listed below from left to right as always. Have a great evening, guys.

#BF303C, #59518C, #272840, #D9966B, #BF4A30

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