We're coming up on a quarter of the way through Project 365, and I thought it would be a good time to post some more pictures I found interesting.
We still have a few gaps, mostly small ones here and there. The big one will be fixed when we finally get Tynor's pictures from Waldron Island, when he was using Kellen's camera.
Hey! (Kellen, 8/17/2009). Kellen and Tynor went to Waldron Island to help their uncle and grandpa work on cabins. This picture has an unintended impact because if you look at the thumbnail, all you see is Seth looking out the window. If you look at the whole picture, however, you also see Stan with a great expression. That and Seth's "Yeah, whatever" expression give the picture great humor.
Browsing the Headlines (Kellen, 8/23/2009). This photo also has a thumbnail that looks different than the full picture, but in this case it's somewhat unfortunate. On our way to Los Angeles this summer, Kellen grabbed this shot of Josie in the airport. I like the composition, especially the distance between Josie and the newspapers. The relative lack of color gives it a nice quality, too.
Shiny…Well, Most of it (Kellen, 8/28/2009). We saw this bike in Long Beach and Kellen did his normal photo prep thing (toss his backpack either on the ground or into Josie's hands and start looking around an object to see what angle he likes). The shallow depth of field is good (especially with the way the chain goes out of focus), but I also like that some of the spokes on the left are sharp. Lots of variation of texture rounds it out.
Red Mill (Kellen, 9/1/2009). Red Mill is one of the best burger places in the city, and it also happens to not be too far from Josie's. I like all the blank space at the top of the picture, and how your eyes have to go all the way to the bottom to see the sign. The light's reflection on the sign lends a bit of depth, and I also like how crisp the sign's lettering came out.
Axe-idental Camper (Tynor, 8/28/2009). Tynor went camping with his mom and brothers while we were in CA. This picture is a story which tells itself, yet brings up other questions. Where is the person splitting the wood? Why are pieces of wood scattered around the picture? How come there aren't any other signs of camping?
Dead on the Beach (Tynor, 8/29/2009). There's so much that works with this shot. The texture of the sand pops out of the picture with the ripples flowing around the bird. I also like the fact that you know it's a bird while at the same time it doesn't look like one.
Kingdome This Way (Tynor, 9/10/2009). Humor which works best if you know what's really in the background. This was taken from the observation level of the Bank of America Tower (still often referred to as the Columbia Tower), and Tynor saw "Kingdome" knowing it had to be wrong. It really points to Qwest Field (the Seahawks and Sounders FC stadium) and Safeco Field (where the Mariners play). The Kingdome was brought down in 2000.
No, That Way (Tynor, 9/18/2009). I like how the room looks a bit industrial with the ducts and like an office in the hallway, but it took me a long time to see those. That's how much the great poses drew me in. It's almost as if there's an audience watching the climber and a Greek Chorus of one.
Sunset Ribbons (Tynor, 9/21/2009). Every now and then each photographer gets a chance at a great sunset, and Tynor took advantage of this one. The buildings are mostly in silhouette but you can see a few lights here and there. With the original, full-sized image you can see the red sign at the lower left says "Cathay Bank". Unfortunately the size I use to post the pictures wasn't large enough to preserve the text—Tynor liked the title "Cathay Sunset" which doesn't work as well when you can't read the sign.
Young ghost (Frank, 9/2/2009). I was riding a bus on one of those days where I was getting worried about having a picture for the day. As luck would have it, I saw a flash of this boy reflecting in the window. It took quite a few tries, but I like this one. I was kind of sad that the window was so marked up, but Kellen reassured me that it does add to the photo.
When The Lights Go Down In The City (Frank, 9/3/2009). Here's my take on a sunset. This is from Melody's work downtown. I like the positioning of the lit streets and how the building on the left has so many lights on. I tried to pay close attention to how vertical the buildings were, and tried to not point the camera down too much (causing the buildings to lean in at the top).
Kokeshi chorus line (Frank, 9/14/2009). These were in the University Book Store and I really liked the bright colors. It took me a while to come across this angle, and think it turned out well. These dolls are about 2" high in real life.
Watchcat (Frank, 9/21/2009). I originally came down the set of steps you can see in the background, planning on taking pictures of the bridge. The cat was watching me from across the bridge, almost like a watchdog. I thought it'd look better to see the cat looking away, down the length, and while it did keep an eye on me as I walked past, it decided I wasn't a threat. After a rew more shots it got bored of me and turned away, leading to the pictureI had hoped for.