Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I have a big assignment due next week in Photography 125, so I've had to spend some time wandering around with a camera. Can I just tell you how much I love wandering. It does a body good to spend a few hours observing the things around you that usually go unnoticed. Sometimes you discover beauty in the most unexpected places.
For this assignment, I can't take pictures of people, which is hard, because that's what I'm drawn to. I got in my car and drove down to Balboa Park in San Diego. It's a beautiful place with beautiful buildings, a theatre and museums. I wandered into the Photography Museum and got inspired. Then I wandered over to the Museum of Man to look at the artifacts from Mesoamerica. I could picture the Book of Mormon cities as I observed huge stone carved columns, flint tools, and jewelry made of hammered gold. Beautiful.
Then I wandered around the plaza looking at buildings. I looked up, and down, and all around. This is what I saw:


A slight improvement over "Car In Driveway." I think I'm on my way out of "automatic" mode.


Post Script: By the way, if you want to learn how to enlarge the pictures on your blog, visit my friend Lyndsay Johnson, who explains how to do it here.


Angie said...

I love the statue one and the colored bricks one. Beautiful perspective!

Puttin' Down Roots said...

I like pictures of people & sometimes beautiful scenery....when Scott has the camera (even on vacation)...he takes pictures of buildings, plants, doorways (?!)...he would love this class that you guys are taking! Glad you had a great day!

Nanette said...

Its amazing how with the proper perspective, anything can be beautiful.
Wandering is always a good time. Always.

SLP said...

LOVE the last photo - it's completely abstract and FANTASTIC!

donna said...

I too am learning all the buttons and extra things on my digital camera. It's fun. I love taking pictures of things with texture. I use the macro setting on my camera all the time. It is amazing the detail you can get when you get really close. All your photos on your blog are great! Also love all your jewelry! Now I just have to decide which piece to buy first.

Lyndsay said...

I love the colored bricks!!

Jenni said...

LOVE these pictures!