I interpreted this week's theme of Cabin Fever to mean being locked in. This is a photo of an antique lock and key. Obviously an antique... when was the last time you saw a pretty key? I wish keys were still like this one.
Here in the United States it was Super Bowl weekend. Lots of drinks and drinking up. So many opportunities to photograph some sort of drinking up, but I photographed water. I've been wanting to work on getting a photo of a drop of water and thought this would be the perfect time and theme. I got totally lost in getting these shots. I took over 400 pictures of water drops. Only a few turned out. Here are some. I did not edit these. The blue changed intensity as the sun moved throughout the day. I spent so long looking at these water drop photos that they started turning into some kind of psychedelic solar system to me.
Some of my favorites.
And because I'm always a sucker for spoilers, here's a photo of the un-magical technique I used to photograph these drops:
Sunlight, medicine dropper, blue folder, and a Pyrex dish full of water.
My favorite time of year is winter when the sun is low in the sky and casts some spectacular shadows both outside and in my house. It is the best time to be in the Arizona desert.
It's actually the ONLY time to be in the Arizona desert.
If you've ever experienced an Arizona desert summer you, like me, have probably wondered what crazies would create a city in such an unbelievably hot, horrid place. I spend about 7 months of the year rejoicing and admiring the beautiful weather only to curl up and whimper through the remaining 5 months of the hotter than hot summer average of 100+ degrees. Wikipedia compares our weather to Baghdad, Iraq. Lovely.
The light and shadows from the evening sun:
Exact same picture after the sunlight left, and without zoom. Not very interesting anymore.
Thanks for the visit and cheers to a great weekend!