Thursday, July 17, 2008

Project Black, Take 8: Boots and Bears

It's day eight of Anna Carson's Project Black. Everything seemed to come out dark today unless I took it with a flash and I don't like the way my flash pictures come out. I kind of like the darkness in these. Not sure why I'm including the second one which is a blurry mess. Sigh. I tried to make these boots interesting but didn't succeed very well, I'm afraid. Same with the bears. I actually messed with the first two bears a little bit which I almost never do. But nothing would come out right today. Such is life, I guess. Guess I'll also stop apologizing and just post this. Life will go on. Oh, one last thing: If you'll notice, the logo for the boots is a bear which is why I decided to add the bears today too. Way my mind works.
















My other Project Black posts include:

Cane Corso Mastiff
Crow on the Wire
My Black Cane
Shop Vac and Angel Parts
Truck Parts
Akua'ba Tours Black
Lots of Rocks and a Shell
Boots and Bears

16 comments:

Robert said...

I love how you keep trying different things. My favorite tonight is the first of the bears. I like the lighting on his back and how he's looking back like that. You captured it well. :)

Carletta said...

I like the red sock stuck in the boat - it made for great contrast with the black.
I like the same bear Robert did. Is that an ornament?
I see you have a big bear standing guard too!

Raven said...

Robert - I appreciate your encouragement. Your photography is so amazing that I consider a compliment from you extra special.

Carletta - same goes for you. I so appreciate your support and your encouragement. The big bear belongs to my new neighbors. They have a friend who apparently carves them. Their back shed has about 4 of them standing guard, then there's an eagle in the middle of the yard and a baying wolf in the far corner that I can barely see.

Mar said...

I have found great subjects for PB. Only it was too dark and the flash made them look brownish/grey and not black...
I love your shots, well done!!

Leora said...

Sorel are good boots. We get so little snow in New Jersey! (I grew up in New England).

The second one, the one you call a blurry mess, is my favorite. I like when the camera blurs the subject a bit. Adds interest.

JC said...

Very creative with the boots... the bears are beautiful! Your carver does an excellent job!

Britt said...

Such creative shots! I actually love the blurry one (the 2nd posted pic)!
Sorry my comments on your blog have been so sporadic, but i really do enjoy looking through your posts!

the teach said...

Excellent poem, Katherine! Very effective! The boots and the bears are wonderful photos! So well positioned! :)

Janet said...

Oh, I love those boots, and that poem is beautiful! Here's a hint for when you use your flash...hold a piece of white paper over it. It will diffuse the flash a bit. To diffuse it more, use more than one piece of paper. Cheap and easy trick that works well :-)

Dianne said...

I love blurry messes! ;)

and I love the red against the boots, beautiful

Amber Star said...

I know what you mean about the flash making the picture look all werid sometimes and not what you want at all...try it with a Christmas tree sometime and you will totally understand why the pictures when you were a kid didn't really look like the tree...even after everyone had color film.

The boots look warm and snuggly and wonderful for rainy cold weather, which I would LOVE to see a little bit of. Dangling participle...sue me :)

I love the bears. For many reasons.

lissa said...

love the bear, he's cute

Dorothy said...

I like the boots and bears! I especially like that first bear because you can see his shadow. I also like the one of the sole of the boot. It is so textural.

Melli said...

I love the little bears - very cute! But who'da thought boots could make such an interesting series??? Nicely done!!!

me ann my camera said...

I really like the many textures of the boots and the red sock, I had first read as sock as 'shock', for that is how the red appears at first glance. I think the boot photos are really great. And the standing bear as the last photo is pretty neat bearing its stance with dignity.
ann

annette said...

always interesting things from your house Raven, photo 3 of the boots is my fav, i do like that bear though, all the different angles carved into him, well done:0)