The sunlight coming through these insulators makes them just glow. I had no idea how many styles there are or how avidly they are collected.
iPhone photo cropped and slightly color saturated.
The source for this was an old Ford Ranger in the Walmart parking lot.
Taken at the Williams Conservatory in Laramie, Wy.
Two different versions of the same shot; wondering which one people will prefer. When I opened the original photograph onscreen I was struck by the resemblance to aspen bark. Besides a little extra saturation to the blue, the top version is just as the camera captured it. Later it struck me that a cropped version, rotated 90 degrees, appeared (to me) like a night landscape. There is so much to see even in a parking lot.
When I’m painting (which I don’t do often enough), I use a pie tin for mixing the acrylics. After the paint is dry in the tin I can usually peel it off in large pieces, which I then photograph. This is my favorite of the palette photographs I’ve taken. It’s what I’d like to achieve in painting, but haven’t figured out how to do.