“ New Construction ” So they've been expanding my neighborhood after a 12 year hiatus. It's kind of a pain, but also entertaining to watch as I take my dog for a walk during the day. This week was roofing week - or should I say it was roofing day because they did 5 townhomes in one day. I had to take several photos to get a decent shot since they were moving, I was zoomed in, and I had the dog leash in my other hand - but I like the framing of this one. ("Framing" ... get it?
“Ode to Our Ancestors (Photography Ancestors)” Can you imagine trying to accomplish the 52Frames challenge of the week with equipment like this? I can't. Imagine how much greater the great photographers were than we are today, because they accomplished amazing photographs that we still reference 50, 75, or even more than 100 years ago. Furthermore, put yourself in the shoes of the first photographers & how they must have jumped with joy when their photo was as they imagined i
“ Green Swirls ” It's amazing what you can get with a little water and food coloring - especially old food coloring where the dried flakes fall in rather than a drop.
Green is the color of spring to me and I'm longing for spring right now. I had hoped to take some reflective photos at the marsh but the wind was too strong on the day I had time to drive and hike. I took some photo ball photos as a just in case placeholder but then on Sunday I thought about playing around with
When Condiments Go Bad! You MUST-A-(hea)RD... condiments can go bad. It may be rare, but KETCH-UP with the news! When it's dark and quiet in the middle of the night the show downs begin. We should have realized it, but the rivalry is thick between the primary members - Mustard and Ketchup. On one dark and stormy night this week I captured the battle between them and while Mustard was thicker and slower he came out from the shadows and "Hunt"ed for the battle win. RIP dear Ket
"Hiding in the Reeds" I love black & white photography and if you look at my account you'll see black & white fairly often, but this week I wasn't truly motivated. I took photos all week of everything I saw on my walks in the cold and then I finally had an idea on Sunday and went out to take photos of historic Cambridge. So why are you seeing a heron and not historic Cambridge? I put up my favorite photos from this week and my small group loved this photo the most. This photo
“ The Seagull Stands Alone ” I had a lot of fun documenting the iced over creek this week. I tried to capture it at different times of day and with different cloud/sun/moon lighting. This was an overcast day, one of the colder days of the week when the ice was thicker - not that it has to be very thick for the seagulls to stand and walk across the creek. Even the geese did a lot of walking rather than swimming this week. I took a lot of photos this week for my own documentati
“ In the Box ” Complimentary colors can be found everywhere, but where can you find them when you're not out and about??? In the pencil box of course! Decided to do a quick little art piece with the 3 purples and 3 "yellows" in my pencil box. So one of the yellows is more split-complimentary but I figure that can be forgiven. #ComplimentaryColors #NicoleBeusHarris #NDBHphotography #VeryPeri #YellowPurpleComplimentary
“ Hello from my Quarantine Companion ” I've been in quarantine for 10 days now. I'm finally starting to feel a little better, but this entire week has been laying here on a sofa with no view and no energy to stand up to find a picture either. So hello from quarantine and my faithful companion Fiona. She's spent most of the week laying on me or on the floor next to me. I'm sure she's dreaming of long walks and playing fetch when I'm better. I'm dreaming about that too. So just
“ Color My World Please 2022 ” In 2021, week 11's challenge was Color Relationship with the EC being Harris Shutter Effect. I had never tried HSE before & had a good time learning & playing with it last year. I had used a white background & was actually a little envious of those who used a black background & the depth of color they achieved. What better week to try a little HSE again, but self-portrait week! Our world has fantastic colors everywhere you look & as photographer
“ Over There ” My son's girlfriend is in town and so I asked her to model this week. We're breaking the rule by having her walk out of the frame and I cut off her arm which was pointing towards the woods. The horizon is also a little askew. I added the impressionistic touch in editing.
I think I struggled like many others, but I did have some fun with a few other photos and editing processes. Those are posted below. #breaktherules #NicoleBeusHarris #NDBHphotography #flannel
“ Filling In ” Woman
Shot w/a Phone
Being on the radio isn't my normal job, but filling in has become fairly regular in 2021. I took this photo on Friday not intending for it to be my photo of the week, but honestly I struggled getting motivated this week and people in the subgroup seemed to like this one the best. Now I'll have to get creative with my selfie in 2 weeks because y'all will be tired of my face. I'll post my other photos (all taken on Sunday trying to get mo
“ Heart in the Middle ” I grew up with my grandparent's egg ranch, a half a million chickens on the ranch - so I love eggs. I collect a lot of egg related antique items. These hollowed out eggs were my mother-in-law's. She passed away in 2020 and when I found this basket of eggs she had blown out I asked if anyone else wanted them and no one did. My husband said she'd take them and paint them in her native country's tradition. I wish these had been painted, but I still look a
"Hello In There!" Hello shy one! Hello in there! Are you ready to come out and play? What's that, you're still sick? That's so sad. Maybe this spring you'll be ready for the road and we'll have fun, fun, fun until someone takes the car keys away! This is my great-grandmother's 1950 Dodge Coronet that I took possession of 3 years ago. She's needed some work, actually a lot more work than we thought, but we're getting MUCH closer to being done rebuilding the engine. Matter of f
“ Links ” What can I say, I was swamped all week and finally took a few photos on Sunday. This is kind of just a consistency shot. This is the s- link and chain on the community bench swings outside my condo. I'm very thankful for these swings when I've put in miles on my strider and need to rest and cool down before going inside. They have also been a topic of conversation in our board meetings because the benches are next to the water and as you can see they could use some
“ Hard Day Exhaustion (inspired by Walker Evans) ” I used the random generator and was given American photographer Walker Evans. The photojournalist was best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression, although he did work before 1929 and after. I knew I would submit a B&W photo for sure and set out thinking about different backdrops. On Tuesday my husband was working outside all day in the cold and he had a hard da
"Rogue Mum" I didn't have a lot of time this week, but I grabbed a few photos here and there as I was cleaning stuff out and while walking the dog. Fill the Frame week is one of my favorite challenge weeks. I planted some mums a few years ago and didn't expect them to come back and here we are on the third year. This year the plants are pretty lanky and the flowers are a little past their prime, but I still liked this close up. Out of all my photos this was the only one that
“ Zoom! ” This old pickup truck is behind an antique store & used to be hidden from view until a bike trail was just paved behind the building over the old rail tracks. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it as I was striding up the trail. I actually took a photo of it on Week 44, but someone said - use that for Wabi-Sabi & thankfully I was still in the area to do it this week. I took photos of it on Monday & I'll post those on my blog, but on Thursday I went striding
"Nope, Nope, Nope, and Nope" 1st idea for the week: my regularly scheduled dental cleaning because I was terrified of dentists for years. My dentist said it couldn't be allowed though because another patient had just unknowingly taken photos & there was a fine because of it. 2nd idea for the week: the elevator for 2 reasons - my new dog is scared of it & I've been stuck in enough of them that I have a healthy suspicion. But I couldn't get an elevator by myself for long enoug
“ Walls Aren't Just for Buildings ” This was a fast photo at 70mph and I was not driving just to clarify that upfront. As we approached this mountain pass on Friday it just struck me how this really is a wall. Carved decades ago for the highway, it stands mightily above the drivers going through the pass. I loved the colors of the rock and the curve of the wall. This week I looked for arches, but couldn't find a one, I'll probably find several on Monday. LOL. I did take sever
"It's All in the Hand" Last year I did a last minute photo for "Low Key" and I didn't challenge myself really. This year I decided to work on something everyday and do a variety of objects and techniques. I even went a little "horror" with a few of the pictures which is totally NOT me. I'll post them at NicoleBeusHarris.com/blog just for fun. What I learned this week - I have to use a tripod when working with low light situations, my hands shake too much these days. I also le