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Found Still Life

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Serendipity has its own rewards, especially when you go out wandering with eyes wide-open and a camera in hand. Our assignment for this month was "Found Still Life," the pictures that present themselves to you as you make your way on a trip, or just on the way to work. Each step is a journey, and a photographer is never bored, especially when the world is filled with such unexpected feasts for the eyes.

Postal Colors: J.R. Dotson describes this as a "handheld shot on a lazy afternoon"
made in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He used a Nikon D100 with a Tamron 28-300mm
lens and exposed at 1/400 sec at f/10 with his D100's ISO set at 200.
© 2003, J.R. Dotson, All Rights Reserved

Tables And Chairs: Made with available light using his Canon Elan IIE loaded with Ilford 50 black and white film, Richard Lotman Brown captured this modern, abstract view of a nightclub basement before opening time.

© 2003, Richard L. Brown, All Rights Reserved

Balance And Frame: Framing a found still life is half the battle. Helen Anderson isolated these stumps in a juxtaposed way while photographing in Wildlife Prairie State Park in Illinois. She used a Canon EOS D60 and a Canon 100-400mm IS lens.
© 2003, Helen Anderson, All Rights Reserved

Broom Design: These colorful brooms in Billy Creek Village in Rockville, Indiana, were photographed by Theodore R. Woolet with his Olympus E-10. His exposure was f/2.2 at 1/250 sec.

© 2003, Theodore R. Woolet, All Rights Reserved

Beachcomber Artist: Carrie Walker Horvath sent us a collection of found beach art created by campers and other beach denizens in Ventura, California. She caught this one with her Nikon 990 camera with an exposure of f/7 at 1/330 sec.
© 2003, Carrie W. Horvath, All Rights Reserved

Paris Café: Sometimes people put a picture down right in front of you. Albert E. Stiegman's waiter in this café turned out to be a secret Art Director, and Stiegman saw the shot. He photographed with a Nikon F100 and a 17-35mm lens on Kodak High Definition 400 film.

© 2003, Albert E. Stiegman's, All Rights Reserved

Cabin Wall: Found on an old cabin wall in the San Bernadino mountains, this profusion of color and design was captured by David M. Brickman with a Toyo 45A and Fujinon 150mm lens on Kodak Ektachrome film.
© 2003, David M. Brickman, All Rights Reserved


White And Light: Janelle Underriner caught all the beauty and repose of this old house at the Hornbek Homestead in Florissant, Colorado, with her Fuji S2Pro rated at ISO 1600 and an exposure of 1/250 sec at f/5.6.
© 2003, Janelle Underriner, All Rights Reserved

Nature's Due: Of course the most awesome and enduring art is created by nature, here displayed in a mushroom cluster growing behind photographer Don Loring's home. He photographed with a Nikon D100 and a Tamron 24-135mm lens at 1/60 sec at f/4.5 with
fill flash.
© 2003, Donald W. Loring, All Rights Reserved

© 2003, Grace Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment

Signs Of The Times

Signs, placards, and posters are like captions on the real world. They are the unavoidable text that leap out and put a literal exclamation point on the world. They can be ironic, humorous, or a sign of protest about what's happening. In some cases they become more emphatic because of the context in which they sit; in others they may just strike us as a wry comment on current events. So, as you move down the road keep your eye out for those signs, be they handmade or slick, and send them in for our next Picture This! assignment. This photo was made by Grace Schaub outside the weekend flea market north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It seems that photographers were doing more picture taking than buying.

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Deadline for submission: February 15, 2004
Images will appear in our May 2004 issue
Our next topic: Super Wide
Deadline: March 15, 2004
Publication Date: June, 2004