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Weekly Photo Projects, Week 36
Shades on Shades
For +Project 52 B&W our theme was Shades. I'm sure it meant shades of grey, or shades of a color turned to grey. I had no idea what I was going to shoot. The thought of finding a copy of the 50 Shades of Grey book and shooting that. Then I happened across the blinds shades in the house and started shooting those. Then I had this genius idea. Personally I like the depth of field (look at the material the shades are sitting on) a lot on this photo. I posted some other shade related shots in this gallery.
For +Weekly Photo Project 2013 the theme was Metal. There were many choices to choose from but nothing really sparked my desire to photograph. I came upon this converted older train bridge that I felt was more interesting than most of the other stuff I came across.
You can view my Weekly Photo Project album here.
My black & white project album here.
I got sidetracked in blogging. I skipped Christmas and New Year, then all the sudden it was the end of January! So this continues photos from my Thanksgiving trip. My other posts are: The Golden Arches, Panoramas from the Road, and Manzanar.
Having gotten down to the Lone Pine area and the rough location of the Mobius Arch, I needed to take a scouting trip to find the actual arch, and see what else is around. This is the Alabama Hills Monster that "greets" you as you enter the area.
I find that I post more freely on Instagram. Probably because I don't feel the need to come up with a substantial piece of writing to go with the photo. So I thought I'd try wrangling up my IG posts of the week into one post here on the blog. So without further adieu...
Burney Falls, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, has been on the list of waterfalls to shoot from the second I discovered it. This made all my previous waterfalls look like little trickles. But shooting here exposed a number of issues with gear and timing and so I left with photos that I was pleased with, but not thrilled with. In fact, it has taken me about a month to come back to these photos, that's how disappointed I was with them. Burney Falls is a unique waterfall in that it has the typical waterfall action of a river falling over a 129-foot cliff, but it also has underground springs coming out the side of the cliffs, which you can see off to the sides of the main fall. So the falls look like this pretty much year round, which is good when trying to plan a trip.
I had originally planned to shoot these falls in late fall/early winter of November 2017 on my Thanksgiving trip that ended in Lone Pine, CA. Due to time and weather issues, that was abandoned. At that tim…