Monthly Archives: December 2013

On Tap

On this New Year’s Eve, I thought no better photo than a lively one such as this. Photographer Bernt Rostad sets the scene for us: View of the busy bar at the Euston Tap Craft Beer House in London, England, … Continue reading

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Laboratory Abstract

This is a spectacular abstract of laboratory test tubes. The glass is so smooth and clean it gives an abundance of reflections throughout the frame, as the focus becomes sharper towards the bottom. The round patterns in the yellow holder … Continue reading

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Summer Star

It looks like the perfect night for a fair. Chris McClanahan took this photo on a summer evening in Kennesaw, Georgia. I am impressed that Chris was able to get a clear shot of a ride that is always in … Continue reading

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North

This rooster stands straight and tall, taking his duty seriously. The deep contrast has pulled out all details besides his outline, yet we can see the ridges on the rooftop. When the slightly unsettled sky is added in, it feels … Continue reading

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All Abuzz

Doesn’t this photograph instantly relax you? Right in front, a group of lavender plants softly exudes color. The use of shallow focus makes them so central, the viewer can nearly smell their sweet perfume, which is strong enough to be … Continue reading

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Knock Three Times

Doors are fascinating if you think about them. They withstand extreme changes in weather, keep bad things out, and keep good things in. Many are with us for long periods of time – just imagine all of the things they … Continue reading

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Pieces of Christmas

Merry Christmas! Dangling from the lip of a mug, these little candy canes fill me with Holiday cheer. The solid colors in the photo remind me of the crisp peppermint in each bite. The tight plastic wrapping has each piece … Continue reading

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Hurricane Salt

This photo looks like a weather map showing a hurricane approaching land. In reality, what we see as the eye of the storm is actually a large salt flat in Death Valley. We are high up at Dante’s View, making … Continue reading

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Not So Boring

Sometimes there is great interest in what we would normally consider boring – it is all about angles. This photograph makes sink hoses (something I am not normally excited to look at) quite interesting. There are different materials and widths, … Continue reading

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The Waves of Life

This is a powerful photograph that has my mind crafting up all kinds of stories. My favorite is full of freedom, if even for just a moment. Perhaps our subject is just out of frame floating in the sea with … Continue reading

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