Category Archives: Photography

CY365: Photograph Your 365

Anniversary / Celebration / Years

Well, apparently it is the 4th birthday of CY365.  It seems like the prompt is asking for a retrospective of photos from the past year’s CY365 posts.  Since I have not participated but for a few days, I thought I would just post a picture of “family” since a majority of my photos from this project will be on or about my family.

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CY365: Photograph Where I Stand

Pause

Today, as you go about your day, take a second to pause what you are doing, look down and include yourself in the frame as you snap your photo, so that you too can remember where you were, what you were doing and what moved you enough to click on March 3rd, 2015.

I was thinking about what and where I might capture myself standing.  So finally, I decided to try a multiple exposure shot just inside the back door where I live.WhereIStand_4x6

CY365: Photograph Vignettes

Create A Collage

A vignette can be any collection of items that have special meaning or significance to us or a a loved one.  Today, I have created a photo of some tools that I have that my Dad used when he was able to work.  As a young boy, I used to always watch in awe as he would use these tools to draw these very detailed images that would then be used to build something.

Drafting tools that my dad used when he was able to work.
Drafting tools that my dad used when he was able to work.

CY365: Photograph My Heritage – Antique Dresser

Today, I am attempting one of a couple of new photo projects.  I have discovered Capture Your 365 from Katrina Kennedy.  I found this from a discussion in the All Things Photography group on Facebook that I have recently joined.  Every day, you can receive a new idea for a photograph.  The topic for today:

The Treasures We Leave

What are the valued objects and qualities you will leave behind? What do they mean to you? How will your traditions and history carry on? Put yourself in front of the lens today and show us what has been passed to you or what you plan to pass on to others.

The photo is a close up photo of an antique dresser that belonged to my grandmother.  The dresser has been through many years and one of the characteristic things about this dresser is the very loud “squeak” that is made when the drawers open and close.  This dresser has help many mementos over the years but is also an anchor to my childhood when I used to spend much time at my grandparents’ house near the Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.  Just opening the drawers and inhaling the aroma still evokes many memories from that time.  I hope to pass this along to one of my daughters as they grow up and start their own families.

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Canon T3i, ISO 100, f/3.5, 2 seconds, 50mm lens

Lunar Eclipse – October 2014: “Blood Moon”

So, I was able to get up this morning and have Morgan join me to see the lunar eclipse.  I wasn’t sure that I would be able to see it when I first got up because of cloud cover, but after 15-20 minutes, it cleared up enough to see the start.  Morgan and I talked about how the eclipse works and why the shadow happens.  I had fun trying to teach her how it happens.