Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lines of Light

I take many pictures of the beautiful plants we have in our garden. Deb has created a garden with some amazing photo fodder. This is yet another post showing my view of just a few of the delights. These photos were all taken on a late afternoon in May.

In photography, it's all about the light. For these shots, the light did not disappoint. All are taken hand-held with my 60mm lens.

The first three captures are of a recent "tropical" addition to the garden. Lines, lines, and more lines.


Fan Out




Bloodlines




Lit




Free



The out-of-camera copy of this next picture had the foreground Smoke Bush in dark shadow. While I did lighten that up in post, the background "smear" was exactly straight out of the camera!

Smear




Let the Sun Pass Through




Vanna White


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Mass MoCA Inspires

My sister was visiting from Arizona, and we decided to meet up at Mass MoCA in North Adams today. Modern Art can sometimes be "weird", but, while there is still definitely some of that, we decided a lot of the current art on display at Mass MoCA is actually pretty "cool."

Here are a few of my favorite captures.

Elizabeth King films animations using wonderful lifelike models like the one shown below.

Head Model



Tanja Hollander took several hundred photos of all her Facebook "friends." That's my sister checking them out.

Trying to Take It All In


This is some of Nick Cave's work:

Hanging Sparkly Stuff Extraordinaire




Blue Teardrop



Feet from a larger - amazing - hanging statue. This was in Mass MoCA's brand new wing which has only been open three and a half weeks.

Lovers' Feet



This room was *really, really* dark. This is a one second handheld exposure. The people in the photo are using 3D virtual reality headgear:

Blue Room



All photos taken by Philip Bosinoff in 2017. Mass MOCA gave me permission to take the images, but since they are of other published works of art, their copyright status is unclear.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Turkey Mom

We recently discovered that we have a turkey sitting in our backyard atop at least six eggs. She is waiting for them to hatch, which is a 28 day adventure, rotating them once per day, and keeping their temperature up so her chicks will arrive safely into the world.

Her chosen spot is fairly well hidden, and, in fact, Deb only discovered the turkey sitting there when she quite accidentally startled it, and it flew away, which in turn startled Deb a great deal because it was only two feet from her head. Fortunately, now that we know the turkey is sitting there, we can be extra careful when walking around the yard.

There is a view point up above her, where we can stand and see her more clearly nestled in the foliage, and not bother her too much.  She does however, keep a close eye on us; she is clearly very aware of when we are observing her.

These two photos were taken with my 300mm (600mm equiv.) lens on a tripod.

Looking Right



Looking Left


To give you some sense of the setting, here's the overall environment. This shot was taken with my 60mm lens.

Turkey Scene


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