WordPress Photo Challenge: Today I- Phoneagraphy Airstream and Flamingo

A visit to our good friends’ house always means fun and curious things to photograph as well as good food.The event today was beer-making and as the group tended the contraptions that turn sugar water and hops into beer, I spent my time wandering and looking for iPhone photos . I did shoot some photos of the process and learned it takes between seven  to twelve days to make five gallons of beer.In the hot sun ,and fighting the total  insect population of Shelby County, it was the baby-sized Airstream with the requisite pink flamingoes standing guard that provided inspiration. The plastic birds and their reflections on the polished metal surface intrigued me.

My new friends Snapseed and Toaster helped me create twelve too many versions. As an act of restraint, I am using one.

Any feedback, or trade secrets that will help me improve would be greatly appreciated. Learning from comments and suggestions is much easier and interesting than books or instructions. These words come from the mouth of a teacher.

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About unsouthernbelle

I am a native New Yorker , transplanted to Memphis, who is a photographer, teacher, and wanderer. I am inspired by the beauty and stories that resonate from abandoned places and found objects. View all posts by unsouthernbelle

10 responses to “WordPress Photo Challenge: Today I- Phoneagraphy Airstream and Flamingo

  • Danny Meredith

    I think sticking to one particular style is good because it shows that you have thought about each particular image and you then know why it works, the more photos you take in that style.

    I used to do lots of photos in different styles but the problems i had was that when it came down to choosing a set non of them worked together.

    I see you like to shoot abandoned places, i was just wondering is that caravan abandoned, if so i would love to see the inside. Im hoping its torn up seats, empty tin cans,rusted pots etc.

    I really like the filter you have used gives it that retro 70s look.

    Yes i love the reflection of that reflection, wonder what it would look like as a photo on its own.

    • unsouthernbelle

      I think you’re right. I love Black and white and color for different kinds of images.I love the old torn up stuff, things with age, unexpected photos, abstracts, loving them doesn’t mean I have to work with all of them.How did you decide on a style when many things spoke to you?

      • Danny Meredith

        Well i have just gotten into doing triptics which is shooting three images that are different. But represent the same topic so that they work together.

        I mean you could do one straight image of the caravan (main pic) and three images of the inside. Okay thats four images, but it works nicely as a photo essay.

        When photographing derelict places,or old stuff i use macro lens, this is good for showing detail and texture of how things become when left for a long time.

        Hope this helps 😉

      • unsouthernbelle

        I’m off on a road trip this weekend and I think you have a great idea. I ‘ll be looking for images to put together. Hopefully, after I return there’ll be more abandoned pieces. One of the towns we’re visiting has decreased in population from 47,000 to 2,700. Photos I’ve seen include movie theaters from the 1920’s and an empty downtown.Thank you for being so helpful!

      • Danny Meredith

        wow that sounds amazing, cant wait to see them, and no problem its good to share ideas. 😉

    • unsouthernbelle

      I think you’re right. I love Black and white and color for different kinds of images.I love the old torn up stuff, things with age, unexpected photos, abstracts, loving them doesn’t mean I have to work with all of them.How did you decide on a style when many things spoke to you? The airstream is used for holidays. My friend has 2 of them and this one has 60’s decor.I”m going to play with the reflections. Thank you for taking the time to give useful feedback. I appreciate it.

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  • inanoctopusgarden

    Love the reflection of the flamingo…thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s fun to wander with a camera – looks like you share that fun.:)

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