Monday, March 10, 2008

Karen's Monday Photo Shoot: Far and Near

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."

-John Constable

New Monday Photo Shoot #11: Take a picture of something far away - but include something much closer in the same shot.

-Karen Funk Blocker, of the blog, Outpost Mavarin

Again I find myself visiting my archives to find a photo to suit an entry, but I really think I found just the right one to fit the topic! I took this photo March 7th, 2007, on an absolutely beautiful, clear bright day here in the Bay Area. In this picture you see some beautiful seagulls up close, and the Berkeley Pier in background. And further beyond that you see the hills in Marin County. :) I wish every day was this clear and calm. It was the perfect day to have my camera in my hand. :) It makes me smile just thinking about it.

Here are a few other photos I came across that fit the topic "Far and Near."

Here you see snow up close, and the lovely, green Santa Cruz Mountains in the background. :)

This is not just any sunset in my my rear view mirror, that is the last sunset of 2007! It was simply gorgeous that night, this photo doesn't come close to doing it justice. :)

"Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems - but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible."

-Salman Rushdie

"Far and Near"
Berkeley Pier
Berkeley, California
March 7th, 2007
Early Afternoon


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Those are all cool, but I especially like the gulls and bridge (how did you capture them midflight and still have both them and the bridge in focus?) and the first of the snow shots. Cool, cool, cool!

Martha said...

Wow! These are all very impressive photos! I'm not sure which is my favorite this time around!

Kiva said...

As usual, lovely photographs. I'm partial to the gulls, but also find the blueness of the Santa Cruz snow photos to be mesmerizing.