Sunday, March 14, 2010

Singularly Focused

Lately I've been exploring my creative side while trying to improve my photography. There are so many things to learn and I'm still trying to figure out my own photographic style. I think rust and a repetitive pattern is a good combination for an interesting photograph.

35 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice. I love patterns. Thank you James for your kind words.

Piyush said...

Interesting shot and processing James

Thom said...

Very abstract if you ask me. I like the pattern in it. Well done my friend :)

Joanna said...

Very cool the way just one of the bumps is in focus. How does one do that?

Evelyn Howard said...

I like it very much.

Sunny said...

I love creative photos, this one is very cool, James.
It makes one wonder what exactly they are looking at.
Sunny :)

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's just beautiful and very creative !

Olivier said...

superbe focus, j'aime beaucoup ce style de photos

Malyss said...

The problem with photography is that you have not only to be creative, but also very good in technology, to use your camera the best way.
I think that you're mastering the both sides, very well!!!

Bibi said...

Very clever. I find that some of my best photography comes from when I have 'nothing' to photograph, and so I have to use my gray matter....

Keep it up!!

Woody said...

I think it would be better if you had focused on the 5th rivet ;-)

Very nicely done. Another trick is to use manual focus and try several different focal points. It's amazing how one will be a dud and another will be really good. If you have a tripod, try aperture priority and play with the DOF.

Imagine the poor person who had to set all of these rivets!


Isn't the 50mm a blast?

mbkatc230 said...

I like this alot! My favorite shots are usually taken by accident. Then I have to try and remember how I got them :) Kathy

Yolanda said...

Very narrow DoF... taken with a 50mm I assume? :) Love the repeating patterns and texture!

Rebecca said...

I like to see your creative side.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are going so well with your art side, I liked a lot your photography, always creative!
I feel that I can see already your golden touch, your style in your work. :)
your fan
Léia

*** By the way, last Saturday we did a day trip to Durbuy, by car about 1:30, not far away from here.The city is adorable,but really small.But a place for sure to explore with your camera , there are so many cool details, medieval details.:)

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic, James!

Re your comment about forgetting your French at Bonjour Luxembourg - Rosetta Stone will solve your problem quite nicely!

Clytie said...

Very interesting composition. I really like this. There's something about old rusty stuff that captures the imagination, isn't there?

Sistertex said...

Looks like an experiment with Depth of Field. Very artfully done.

VP said...

Selective depth of field is amazing and you used it perfectly, almost hypnotically. The reddish brown monochrome tone is gorgeous. Keep experimenting for our delight...

JM said...

This is such a cool capture! Well done, James!

amatamari© said...

Really a fantastic and original result!
:-)

imac said...

Love this shot.
Reminds me of 1 second in time.

Julie said...

This is the sort of shot that can arrest the viewer and set off THEIR creative side, too. I like it a lot, James. Rust is good, the shape of each rivet is good, the perspective of the straight line is good. The specific DoF around the point of focus is a great move for expanding your photographic eye.

Bravo!

Anna said...

James you are doing very well, and it shows. Keep up the good work, take care, Anna :)

Ebie said...

I love your creativity!

Matty said...

It certainly is different. Close, far, focused, blur, a little bit of everything.

Carolyn said...

While you're trying to figure out your photographic style, I'm trying to figure out my camera! A riveting photo, James; no pun intended. Honest.

Regina said...

Interesting. Great one James.

Jientje said...

I love this one James, I love how you focussed only one "bump".

Renee said...

As you've demonstrated, you can't go wrong with either. Very interesting shot, James!

colleen said...

A very cool shot. I love the DOF and the color.

Otoño said...

Estoy de acuerdo contigo.

Te salió muy buena. excelente.

Sigue buscando(tú estilo) que el que busca. . . encuentra.

Un abrazo.

Johnny Nutcase said...

interesting, indeed! I like what you did with the depth of field here too, it turned out great!

Cheryl said...

This was very intriguing.

Kaori said...

I like your creative side. Beautiful photo!