Tabletop still life

 

Sitting at the kitchen table on Christmas Eve at Alex and Danielle’s, I noticed the sheen on the table, the papers, reflections in the wine glass, and wonderful effects of the natural lighting.  I took several pictures, and upon reviewing them back home I liked this wide, black and white perspective.  The dark contrast edges framing the softer background in the center and clean reflections in the wine glass stem, base, and cells phone glass, all floating on the softness of the table surface.

Fishers, IN
December 24, 2017
Nikon D90

Parallels

Parallels

Same view as “View across the tracks” with a focus now on the tracks.  Strong iron rails that team with the wooden beams of the former station, the pavement between them, and the gravel under the tracks all making a series of parallels.  I carried over the black and white effect , but brought back the warm rusty tones of the second set of rails as they cut across the scene.

February 7, 2016          Plymouth, MI          Nikon D90

 

View across the tracks

View across the tracks

Across from what looks like a former train station, now converted to business offices, I like how the line in the pavement points directly to the center of the building.  I used a shorter focal length in my zoom lens to keep the width of the building in the shot, and it seems to lend itself nicely to black and white.  There are many parallel lines in the scene that the centered pavement line strongly points out.

February 7, 2016          Plymouth, MI          Nikon D90