I took these recently … more of my continuing interest in (mostly) high contrast black and white images. The top one also was put into Photoshop to detect the edges. The bottom two are just straight high contrast … taking the contrast slider in LIghtroom and increasing contrast to its maximum.
In my last post, I mentioned a new typewriter sales and repair shop opening up in my home town. I was able to take some interesting photos there, including this one from the underside of a unit that was being repaired and was out of its case. I liked the quasi-abstract industrial design.
I was waiting for a service representative in a warehouse store recently when I looked up and noticed the open network of pipes and other parts of the infrastructure. I thought it was an interesting pattern and worth a photo … a lot more than a photo of the service desk.
By the way, I was waiting to be fitted for hearing aids. I don’t have a lot of loss … mostly a reduction in high frequency sounds typical of folks my age. The first thing I really noticed a difference in after getting them was in hearing a lot more birdsong … well worth the extra money and minor hassle. So, I encourage you all to have your hearing checked regularly. You may not realize what you’re missing.
Sand and Seaweed
Walking along the beach at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA, I noticed these two pieces of seaweed sticking out of the sand. The curved shapes and shadows attracted my eye.
These were taken in the historic Hastings building in downtown Port Townsend. The building is not open to the public (except for shops on the ground floor) and its future is uncertain at this time. Hopefully, it will be renovated and the wonderful woodwork restored. In the meantime, some of the mess is visually interesting.