Capitol Lake is a man-made lake in Olympia, Washington, designed to reflect the state capitol building on the hillside to the left of this image. I used to frequently walk around the lake and watch nature and people. I was always amazed at the number of people that would be walking and totally oblivious to the incredible skies and cloudscapes.
One of the drawbacks of being a bug is that people tend to lump you into groups. For instance, many folks would look at this insect and say it’s a ‘dragonfly’. While a Twelve-spotted skimmer is a type of dragonfly, it’s sorta like seeing a golden-crowned sparrow and just saying ‘it’s a sparrow’. True, but that falls short … not as bad as just calling it a bug or an insect, but still.
I was out walking and found myself behind this gentleman. His posture just said “weariness” to me. A life well-lived, but circumstances that worn him down.
Just the stories we tell ourselves.
- Camera: Nikon AW1
- Lens: 27.5mm
- ISO 160 1/320 sec f/5.6
I took this image a while ago, but it has always been one that just yells LONELY
This is not a cry for company.. I was just going through my images looking for an images that conveyed the word “emotion” for a photo share group. I didn’t pick this one, but ended up with a couple that I thought evoked an emotion, rather than an image that depicted one.
- Camera: Fujifilm X100T
- ISO 1000 1/100 sec f/13
I really like it when you screw up and it turns out to be fortuitous.
I was in a little hurry and got the photo paper in the printer upside down. When it came out of the printer, I knew immediately what I had done, but my response was very positive towards the resulting image. The problem with this as a regular process to create images is that the ink doesn’t dry for weeks and weeks. I finally had it dry enough so it wouldn’t smudge too much … but still had to put it inside a plastic sleeve in order to keep the ink from covering the scanner glass.
The original image was posted on a page here.
Camera: well, that’s a good question… um, a flat bed scanner