I was messing around with the first assignment, having to do with what a camera sees, and doesn't see. Anyway I happened to photograph a simple household item, but I didn't want to plug up that site with a dozen, or two of one picture taken in various lights.
So this thread is about what ordinary items you have pictured, that look neat.
The more I read and learn about photography, especially stock photography, the more I feel attracted to the mundane and imperfections in life. I think these can be so much more beautiful than the 'perfect' shots.
This seems extraordinarily boring, until you read the headstone. If you are a parent, I cannot imagine the double-loss.
This was taken on the ultimate homestead: Criehaven Island, also known as Ragged Island, which is located some 28 miles off the coast of Maine. Today it is home to some 12 houses, none inhabited year around.
I do a lot of geological exploring and mapping, and so finding indicator minerals puts me on the right track. That means taking really nice photos of...wait for it...ROCKS. There is a reason for it, geologists need very clear pictures to determine indicator minerals, so I go all out with tripods, fill in light, etc, all for a little ole rock.
In case you are wondering, the indicators on this rock are the black specks; that is Ilmentite, a type of garnet, but heavy with Titanium which gives it the black color. there is also some black jack in the rock, which is almost pure zinc.
I often photograph very small things, as evidenced by my thread on pollinators.
This is a picture of azolla. The reddish hue tells me that it is deficient in phosphorus. There are deep layers of azolla in the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. At one time it flourished so much that CO2 levels plummeted and an ice age was triggered. The azolla event.