Tina at Travels & Trifles lives on the East Coast. For her, the desert in bloom is something very different from her usual vista. Her photo challenge for this week is Something Different.
The photos I want to share this week represent a bit of an experiment in composition and lighting. These shots are a bit abstract, though not completely.
This kind of overhead view of towering redwoods was the stuff of colorful posters sold in record stores in California in the 1970s. I just wanted to see if I could make something similar.
This skylight window in my son’s Oregon apartment caught my eye one morning. I wanted to see if I could approximate surrealistic art with my camera.
This is the pattern of light and sand and water on the floor of Lake Michigan in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is Oregon: fog, forest, and sunlight. But it could be an approaching UFO. And this could be an alien…
…but it’s really a Jenny Haniver. “A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate that has been modified by hand then dried, resulting in a mummified specimen intended to resemble a fanciful fictional creature, such as a demon or dragon.” — Wikipedia
And it lives at our house. Once my boyfriend left it in the microwave for my young adult children to find.
Yeah. We’re Something Different, all right.
Lines, lines, everywhere there’s lines…fillin’ in the scenery and blowin’ my mind. (With apologies to the Five Man Electric Band)