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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Intellectual Selection of Photos

These pictures aren't necessarily the best shots I've taken.  They are here because of their intellectual interest.  I do keep coming back to look at these, so they hold some interest for me.  I think the composition isn't as good as some of my pictures, but trying to understand what is going on in the picture is the point of these pictures. 

 This photo has at least three reflections in it.  It is a picture of the side rear view mirror, and the camera is seen in the mirror.  The sun glints off the lens housing.  A rear window is seen in the mirror, and the window itself reflects landscape. 

I think of this as a photo of the shadows thrown onto the garage door.  You may see the garage door as the main feature of this photo.  It's an interesting conundrum in figure/ground.  At first viewing I had trouble seeing the garage door for the shadows.  As an extra bonus, the car body reflects images as well. 

Sunlight reflecting off a post-rain puddle contaminated with a bit of oil spill.  Something grows inside the puddle and bits of dirt are scattered around. 

The camera visible in a reflection to the right, setting sun, dramatic clouds, and ominous lighting make for a disconcerting image. 

Large photos in blogger

I figured it out.  If I log in with my Google account, it uploads pictures to Picassa, and then inserts smaller versions of the pictures into the blog.  If I log in with my yahoo email address, it uploads directly to the blog, and uses the actual size, which is what I want.  Just duplicated two sets of pictures, and will delete the blog post that is to small.  Disadvantage is that the pictures aren't available to me in Picasa. 

Second try: Reflections around the Moon

Two reflections sandwiching the moon.

Where's Waldo, or, Find the Fotographer.  

Moon over Canyon Country.

Reflections at UCLA.  Neuroscience building. 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valencia Tournament Road

I took some close-ups this time. Blogger seems to have changed how I load the pictures. These are showing up as smaller than my usual sizes. If I figure out what went wrong, I'll delete this post and redo it.Edit: I figured it out, but only now (2/26/2010) made the pictures larger.  Enjoy. 


Mr. Bumblebee has taken off from the flowers behind him.

Seed pods.

Gadgetry is always fun.

Bark bark. Let me know if this picture is worth your while in the comments.

The light shines off the flat cuts of the lopped off limbs.

Another photo of light refracting through the water.

They installed this hallway down the bus stop. I think they used a tesseract.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Home and Nights and UCLA

An eclectic mix of photos. 

Help is close at hand. 

The RR at UCLA.

You may go in now. 


Lamppost at UCLA.

Night silhouette.

I love the contrast of backlit (blacklit?) ground and evening sky. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

A worthy question

Is out-law the opposite of in-law?