Wednesday, June 15, 2011

through the window i see...

Today's post includes some photos that I never would have taken but for a theme or challenge on one of the many fabulous blogs that I read.  That's what I love about photography prompts, they always have me seeing things I wouldn't have noticed or doing something with my camera I hadn't planned.  This makes me smile :)

At the 52 Photos Project this week, we were asked "what's outside the window?" and we had to shoot from the inside out of any window.  I decided to take a few snaps with my iPhone at work the other day.  I am a consultant so this isn't my regular office, but it is my work home in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn several days a week for the next few months.

through the window, one.

As I pressed the shutter I didn't realize how prominently the window screens would show up in the photos.  The screen (and the dirt on the first one above!) add an unexpected layer of texture that I love.

through the window, two.

These next two images are from my archive but I thought I would throw them in.  They were taken out of the office windows of my last gig in downtown Manhattan.  Lovely views of the courthouse (think: Law & Order) and uptown towards the Empire State Building.  I miss working there and having the chance to see this everyday.

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between the buildings

Is there anything outside your window?  Maybe something you never thought to photograph before?  Take a moment today to enjoy your view.

52 Photos Project



24 comments:

yogiknitgirl said...

This is absolutely beautiful . . . I love the way the screen showed up. Thanks for the inspirations this morning!
Donna

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

What gorgeous views!! Love the effect from the screen.

Bella said...

These are all so gorgeous!

Anna said...

Screen texture, that's a new one! Maybe you could market that app :) The first and third shots are my favorites. Wonderful graphic design arrangement of values in the third capture!!!

Van said...

wow great photo, so creative!

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deb did it said...

I actually LOVE this effect! Really cool shots!

Jamie said...

I love the screen shots - so different.

RainCityGirl said...

That screen effect is great. Having prompts and challeges really does help to think a little differently. It is always so interesting to see how many different intrepretions there are. Love your photos.

Dorian Susan said...

Great snaps....I like them all. The screens make an interesting effect. think I might jump on this meme. I agree having a prompt leads to shooting things I might ignore. thanks for pointing the way.

*Honest Abe said...

Creative shots. Screen is a nice touch.

Anika said...

Awesome! I want that second one...you keep throwing new favorites at me! although i still love those first two from your last phonography this window screen shot is so cool. I do love when something makes me shoot something or stumble across something i never would have. way to have your eye on the prize!

La Principessa Errante said...

Great views, love the screen. I wouldn't be able to concentrate with those great views. Lucky you.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Interesting shots. I love seeing cityscapes, since I live out in the sticks. Great work.

refrigeratormagnate said...

Oh... too nice, U.M.
*wiping drool off chin*
:)

Nita Davis said...

Love the first and third shots. The dirt on the screen almost gives it a look of birds in the sky.

Janith said...

Love the textural play between the clouds and the screen, and the black & white gives the composition a really antique-yet-modern feeling.

Cheryl said...

I really love the screen in your pictures. It's totally cool. I also love the shots of New York thru the window. You are so lucky.

Oliag said...

I like th escreen too! Lovely views!

Eva said...

I am loving your pictures. The screen adds so much to these pictures.
Love from Eva

krissilugbill said...

wow, you have a great view from your window,great pics to capture it!

Clare B said...

I agree with so many comments - the screens are a really effective 'thing' in the photographs - providing texture and juxtaposition to the outside scene.

camaca said...

I totally adore these mesh picts, congrats fot the effect, amazing!

Mandy said...

Awesome effects and textures, plus amazing views!

Milena said...

I love your views very much, they are so full of atmosphere :) I really like the theme this week as I feel like I am adventuring off to so many new places x