Sunday, April 22, 2007

Shutterbug

Thought I might post a few pictures from todays wanderings. For words, please check out the previous post, which contains a short story I entered into the "Endless Hour" contest at the Clarity of Night.

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12 comments:

Cursed Tea said...

Great pics (she says still wimpering in camera envy!!). The second one when I first glanced at it reminded me of a war torn landscape - Beriut or Bagdad...

Best Wishes
Kirsty

Verilion said...

I'm swinging between the last two images. I really like the optics and how it gradually loses focus and then I find that last picture really funny: please EXIT and the police car door with that motto. Great pics.

I don't know if you'd be interested but I found this photo competition page on the BBC last night while I was reading the news. It's just taken me ages to find the proper link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6179730.stm

so hope you're interested.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Very powerful images. Black and white conveys things that color simply cannot.

They all speak to me in different ways.

The Moon Topples said...

Kirsty: I had the same thought when I snapped it: "This sort of rubble, I could be anywhere in the world."

Ver: No picture of a bar should be entirely in focus, is my motto. And the slogan on the door is authentic; that's a genuine Chicago Police squad car door from a ways back. Will definitely look into the contest you mention, although I'm guessing my blatant Americanishness might disqualify me.

HinSF: Yeah, I've never known why exactly I am drawn so much to black and white, but once when very tired I explained to someone that I always change people shots to black and white, and when I was asked why I said "it removes them from time."

I still don't know what that actually meant, but it sounds kind of nice. Bit pretentious, maybe, but nice.

nova said...

I absolutely love your pictures.

Canterbury Soul said...

How I wish I have your time and talent to take shots like these. What camera are you using?

suzanabrams said...

Cool! :)

The Moon Topples said...

Nova: Well, thank you very much!

Canterbury: These shots were all taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi and a 50mm lens.

Suzan: Although I am not allowed to use emoticons, I hope a thank you without a smiley face will suffice.

Thank you.

goodthomas said...

Very nice, Mean Lippies. I had the same response to image #2 as Kristy did.

My monitor is a little dark so these seem extra moody to me but I can still detect the breath, the great light contrast.

Nice work, Mr. T.

Cursed Tea said...

No offense to Goodthomas but its CURSED tea

kIrsty

This is actually where my blogger name originated - a way for Americans to get my name right - CURSED tea.

(you have to understand Kristy is the UK is a bimbo's name and I ain't one even though my hair is blonde - no offense meant to any AMERICAN Kristys but I'm a british Kursed tea!!)
Thanks!!
Bets Wishes
kIrsty

Caroline said...

Your photographs make me want to write. Now, if you could photograph something that links to what I should be writing, that'd be great.
x

MrZhisou said...

Black and white photos don't age - colour ones do. I wonder why?

Nice pics, especially the first one.