Reflections on Fall…

Now that the trees are almost all bare, I think back to the fall and I realize how beautiful it was this year. I have not seen so many brightly colored trees here in Kansas in several years, so I enjoy going back through my pictures. This photo is striking to me, because one can see the fall leaves in the foreground, and in the background the bare branches starting to show on the tree from which they fell. It made me realize that not only was I seeing the present, but also that which was to come, all in the same photo. Hope you enjoy it!

Reflections on Fall

Reflections on Fall

DanD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

The whole concept of Slavery is completely foreign to me. I know it has been going on for years, and still does today. But the whole idea of subjugating another person or group of people to work for you based solely on race, religion, or even perceived differences just is beyond my grasp as a human. Why must people always attempt to put others beneath them? Why can we not see the beauty and abilities of every person as an individual, rather than based on our own incorrect perceptions? I keep harkening back to our Declaration of Independence (and yes, I know that slavery was going strong even then) to the words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ALL MEN (and yes, for those who are picky, I believe this for women as well). Everyone is equal, and should be treated as such.

Monument to Slaves at Mount Vernon

Monument to Slaves at Mount Vernon

DanD

Out of my comfort zone

I am a big fan of color. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some black and white photographs, but I’ve never been too happy about my photos in B&W. Being a details person, I tend to notice the colors, textures, and overall look, more so than the impact of light and shadows in B&W photos. In an effort to expand my scope and perspective, I have been trying to notice the contrasts created by the light and shadows more, which makes for a much more vivid B&W photo. I hope you all enjoy this one.

Oak Leaf in B&W

Leaf in B&W

DanD

Antiques – My, how times have changed….

I do enjoy riding my bicycle. Great fun, exercise, and faster than walking. But technology has definitely changed. The technology has changed and is now more efficient and effective, but definitely has lost a lot of the art and stylization that came with the older styles. The curve of the springs, formed around the curve of the wheel gave the eye a wonderful trip, into the bicycle and out again, reigniting the love of the activity…

Antique Springer Forks

Antique Springer Forks

DanD