Well, bloggers, I just got back from vacation - it was so nice to refresh before the impending start of school! Just two more weeks of summer for me...very bittersweet. I'm ready to be back in school, but I also don't want the summer to end. I'm going to play things by ear blog-wise as I get into the fall semester. My continued regularity of blogging will depend largely on how my class load is, and whether I make anything blog-worthy in those classes!
Over the trip I took lots of pictures. They aren't your average vacation snapshots, though (but don't worry, I got some of those too!). They are double or triple exposures. To break up those long car rides en route to our destinations each day, I took my camera out and, right through the glass in the backseat of the car, photographed the scenes zipping by. I concentrated on finding interesting shapes, figures, and wording. I'm currently Photoshop-less, so I had to do the multiple exposures in-camera, shooting some interesting things and hoping for the best to turn up on the screen. I definitely went for a dreamy, lo-fi look as opposed to technically perfect technique. After all, how are you supposed to get a non-blurry image in the back of a moving car? The vintage feel was further enhanced by some creative filters. I really like the results, as it chronicles moments of the trip. Take a look:
|My favorite! I have no idea what that swirly white|
thing is, but I love it!
|I think the gracefully curving lines of overpasses are so beautiful.|
Strange but true!
|Know what type of car has that excellent curved door? |
I'd like to know if you do!
|Giant blue gorilla! Ahhh!|
|Floaties framing the water fall.|
|Awesome road signs. I like the boldness of these signs.|
|Another one of my favorites of a statue against a brick wall.|
|More awesome signs. See how the tread of the tire merges|
with the arrow in the sign?
|Color color! That blue strip up top was caused by the blue |
sun-blocking strip of glass on the car windshield.
|An overpass becomes a motion blur.|
|The most abstract photograph.|
Clouds, a wheel, and a car view photo make up this image.
|I was surprised when the orange sign|
aligned with the building's roof!
|More overpass curves and the addition of some faces.|
A little creepy, but I still enjoy it.
|Motorcycle on the brain.|
|I think this looks like several horizontal planters with shrubbery|
growing in them. Those planters are actually a parking garage,
and the shrubbery is a vine-covered wall!
|The nose, silhouetted.|
|A golden afternoon.|
There you go! I'd love to know what you think - leave a comment with your favorite image(s).