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Sep. 21st, 2009

Aaaand... more picture spam.



















I could get used to this. M. gave me Mon.-Thu. off, and I'm really enjoying it. Drove to Laxenburg this afternoon and took a long walk through the park. Lovely late summer/early autumn day, almost too warm in the sun at 3 pm and still pleasant at 7; very quiet on a Monday. Smell of dry pine needles on dusty ground and mown grass still wet. It felt incredibly peaceful, no iPod, no Russian anything, no hurry (and no right way to find or lose either); just sort of drifting, mentally and physically.

I wasn't sure at all whether to even take the camera along, mostly because I've had very little interest in photography over the last months; it all felt so repetitive and uninspired (also, that thing is heavy); but I'm glad I did. I chose black and white pretty much by default because colour makes for very bland results at this time of the year when everything is an almost uniform and slightly dusty late summer green with only a few yellow leaves here and there, but I'm really pleased with some of the results. Or this might be the glass of wine I'm having. *cough* In which case, apologies. ;)

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wlotus
Sep. 22nd, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Spam, indeed! I LOVE the boat pics. They break the monotony of trees and water, without taking away from the beauty of trees and water.
solitary_summer
Sep. 22nd, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) What I do like about all of them is... it's a hard to put into words; the discrepancy between the actual mood, and how it comes out in black and white, when in colour it wouldn't have been anything but a very bland snap-shot. I actually tried both with the willow/reflection, and the difference is quite astonishing.
wlotus
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
One of my photography instructors believes color is often a distraction, unless the color is necessary to convey the message of the shot. That said, National Geographic's photos would not be nearly as stunning, if they were not done in saturated color. :-)
solitary_summer
Sep. 22nd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
For me it varies... at first I was very focused on colour; once I started trying out b&w I started looking differently at things when I went out with the camera. Sometimes I try both, but mostly it's either the one or the other from the start...
shardsofblu
Sep. 27th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
I love how the B&W brought out the... glasslike appearance of the water. Not sure if that's the right description though. :p Especially the last one, the willow's refection really looks like shards of glass are lining it instead.
solitary_summer
Sep. 27th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
I can't really put it into words either. Something about the mood, the visual quality of these pictures really surprised me...
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