Distressed

Use of Color

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  f/3.2, 1/200 sec, ISO-100

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  f/3.2, 1/200 sec, ISO-100

One thing I love about other cultures is their use of color. You can find an array of colors on buildings, cars, fences, walls, boats, buses, and so on. It's a photographer's dream! 

The people around this scene above probably thought it strange that I was photographing these old, distressed boats, but I obviously didn't care. While on a photo walk I saw them and couldn't help myself. :)

I have a few more of these photos that I'll post soon that are of different perspectives. Have a great Friday! 

-Ashley

Colorful Painted Flowers

On this same historical trip (that I keep mentioning) that I went with my students on, I took this picture below:

This place was quite beautiful--probably one of my favorite places I've visited! It was colorful with painted flowers, old doors, distressed walls and a symmetrical layout. I wouldn't mind revisiting this place.

I woke up this morning with a horrible cold. I have still tried to work, but I just feel like someone has taken the wind out of me! I hope that it leaves before our travels to the U.S., otherwise that will be a miserable trip! 

Hope you enjoy your Friday and weekend! For me it's lots of packing and moving. Fun, fun, fun...! ;)

-Ashley

Windows, Bricks and Symmetry, Oh My!

While walking around on campus I found this wall that I loved. I love the distressed look of the bricks, the symmetrical feel of the windows and how they're placed, and how the middle window is open. Perfect!

I have been thinking through my project ideas--"Break the Rules" and "Shooting in the Raw" and I still have yet to come to a decision. I have thought about it more and I've come up with two other ones! This is the problem with being a creative person--too many ideas and things you want to grow in! :) Does anyone else have that problem?

Anyways - time to lesson plan! Have a great day today!

-Ashley