Wednesday, November 30, 2011

random from around town

My icelandic class took a field trip to the parliament of Iceland. I loved the interior.


A detail of Harpa, the new opera house in Iceland.


Esja is so beautiful, it's in so many of my photos.


I liked the rhythm of this photo, with the boat as a focal point.


The green on red with dripping moss and textured concrete are what pulled me in.


There was a strange orange light in the sky that I had to capture.


The purple rocks and sunset were too much to pass up.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Calm before the storm

Winter is definitely coming, but we got a small reprieve with some truly excellent weather. Didn't even need a jacket or gloves today.  I saw the beautiful clouds and the relatively smooth ocean water, and made myself stop to take a photo. The seagull in midflight and small duck at the tip of the rock outcrop were bonuses.


I saw some really amazing tiny ferns when parking my bike and had to make a quick texture study. I love the delicate pinks, yellows, and oranges in them.


At the national museum of Iceland. I really liked the stain glass, the texture of the walls on both sides, the greenish lights on the upper edges, and the smooth tile texture.


Just outside my Icelandic class. I really liked the early dawn dimness, the bright orange light and the green plants. Something somber about it, and the tree on the left edge keeps you pulled in to the right side.


Biking to delivery my baked goods, the day was really beautiful. I like the height of this building, the reflection from the sky in the glass, and the wet sidewalk in the bottom right.


This one just got me with it's simplicity. The grass was so pleasantly blowing in the wind, and the leafless bushes breaking the horizon line were interesting too.


I liked seeing this Icelandic family enjoying the day at the park. If you look at the full res, the woman is photographing the boy with an iphone, and the two children are off playing on their own.


There is so much amazing architecture in Iceland. I really love this apartment building.


I think this last one is my favorite from the photowalk, though my husband hates it (he hates anything with visible garbage). I like the one green light, the one orange light, and the relatively neutral ambient that lights everything enough to show just how green and orange these lights are. The texture of the overhang along with the green glow on it, and the mottled wetness of the sidewalk in front. There is just so much nice stuff going on. I even love the mattress poking in on the right side, and the brown bars behind it echoing the brown doors of the center.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall is fading

Fall is fading away, only a few leaves still have color. I'm still loving the weather but it's about to get really cold and snowy. Booo. From the window of my Icelandic class. I liked the neutral smooth lighting, and the melancholy feel of the plant without much color and the white curtain.


I really liked the curved arch at the top of this building.


The business of the birds all overlapping and flapping is what really drew me to this.


The texture of the grass on the bottom, the red on green contrast, and the red berries matching the house color were what made me snap this.


More fading fall colors. I also liked how the yellow leaves looked in front of the brownish house.


Europris is a budget store, and I find the idea of "thug-life" in Iceland, and especially this parking lot, extremely funny.


The smooth sunglare and bright red berries were so relaxing I had to take a photo.


There was a fog out, and I really liked what it did to the tops of the buildings. In this one I like the layers and how they get lighter the further back, but all full of texture.


So vibrant and green. Particularly the bright green leaves next to the stump.


The sunlit juicy berries on dark green tree background were too tantalizing to resist photographing.


This lonely weimaranar was so cute.


The sky colors reflecting off the lake with the duck silhouette and tree reflections gave this a nice painterly feel.