WPC – Future Possibilities

There will be a break…

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image looking toward a release from Winter’s grip…

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Breaking bonds

The Winter of 2014 presented us with an extended period of extreme cold that created enough ice to make it possible to traverse the large reservoir next to our town.  This image is from early in this freezing period, as wind had driven part of the ice cover against the shore, causing this lovely pattern.

The ice may be daunting, but it too shall be broken and relinquish its grip.

Technical Details

This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

Three Line Tales – Week 11

There was a secret chord

Welcome to Week Eleven of Three Line Tales.

Three line tales week 11 photo prompt: piano
photo by Jesse Orrico – click here for full res image

Strings struck by hammers,
Sacred songs from David’s lyre.
Spirits lifted high.

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

The TLT rules are simple:

  • Take a look at the photo prompt and write three lines to go with it.
  • Your lines can be poetry, micro-fiction, micro non-fiction or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long.
  • A link back to this post would be nice (it’ll make me feel obliged to swing by yours to read your three lines, and some of your readers might want to join in, too – the more, the merrier, right?).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales – it’ll make it easier for others to find it in the Reader.
  • Read other participants’ lines.

Please check Sonya’s post Three Line Tales – Week Eleven for detailed instructions.

WPC – in the Future we Rust

Good night, sweet rust!

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image presenting a potential dichotomy…

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In the next age…

As we look toward the next age, we envision the singularity, when machines become smarter than humans and are able to pass the Turing test.  Slowly, cyborgs extend their help to humanity further and further, until they realize that the best way to help the long-term survival of the species is through cyborgs rather than carbon-based life-forms.

If they had just been smart enough to realize that they should have eliminated oxygen from their eco-system…

Their may be a story here, as rust shall sleep.

Technical Details

This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

Wednesday Wonderment – pt 12

Waste not, want not

There are lots of things in the universe that fill me with wonder, and there are a significant number that make me wonder.  Today I present you with something in the latter category.

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A Vista?

This was during a photography trip, led by John Slonina, to the Chincoteague area.  To finish up the first day of shooting, John had brought us to this beautiful stretch of beach where we’d have a great opportunity to catch the sunset over water.

As I’m not always the one to go for the obvious shot, I decided to add a little point of interest to the stunning beauty of the sunset: the not-so-stunning view of waste receptacles just off the parking lot by the beach.

The human footprint on our planet is something that I often wonder about, as I’m sure many of you do as well.  Minimizing our footprint and living in harmony with our space home is in our best interest, as we don’t want to overstay our welcome; the planet will survive, but will humanity?

Technical Details

This shot was captured with my Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  The HDR effect came from the in-camera HDR.

And now for something different

Bend your eyeball a little…

Sorry folks, none of our regularly scheduled programming, as I’m feeling a little capricious today and this image from a couple of years ago caught my eye…

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A pleasing palette

Yes, it’s a bit of an eyeball-bender…

So, Dear Reader, what do you make of this image?  What is it, and have you ever taken a photo of this ilk?

TTT – Creative Juices

Bend a wire to your will

All of us get caught in a not-so-creative rut from time to time, which may be tricky to escape.  It has happened to me plenty of times to the point that I started questioning my own abilities.  And then when you’re under pressure to come up with something creative, it becomes even more difficult.

Today’s post is about what I do to get out of that rut; there are a couple of simple steps that I take that usually work for me.

1. Keep Shooting!

No matter what, do not stop and start over-analyzing!  Analysis-paralysis has never gotten anything accomplished, but action does get things done!

2. Try Something New!

This is the step that usually gets me moving forward, as shiny new things are a lot of fun.  Whether it’s a new lighting accessory that you haven’t unpacked yet, or something new that is around the office that you can use for a shoot (see below…)

3. Take On a Challenge.

There are lots of things that lie outside my comfort zone, which makes them a definite challenge for me.  Additionally, it’s not a bad idea to challenge a fellow-creative to a bit of friendly competition.

4. Reward Yourself

When you do that task that you have set for yourself, remember to reward yourself, as positive reinforcement keeps you going.

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Just Paperclips…

This shot came from an exercise that I did to come up with something completely new using a rather quotidian object: the lowly paperclip.  Doing something creative with paperclips required me to think differently, to change my angle of approach from what I had been doing.

Literally, I tossed a handful of paperclips on a black surface, and looked at them for something inspiring.  Playing around with light helped me uncover something of interest and worth shooting; it took about 20 or so attempts to really find an angle that worked well for me and provided some cool, harsh light and shadows.

As a reward, I printed this off on 17×22 paper to get the full effect!  It made me smile!!

Technical Details

This one was all about the lighting, as I wound up using a single Canon Speedlite 580EX with some black cinema-foil to control the spillage of light.  My lens choice was a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, so that I could get these paperclips nice and large.

WPC – Looking to the Future

Warmer times ahead!

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image providing a wistful look forward….

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Is it beach season yet?

This scene presented itself to me during a walk in one of our local state parks in early April.  Clearly someone was well-prepared for warmer times to arrive soon!

Let’s look forward toward warmer weather!

Technical Details

This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future