16 thoughts on “12 1 22

  1. disperser December 1, 2022 / 4:41 pm

    I always like cloud photos, but am really impressed with the second photo. I would not have thought of that composition and lighting.

    Now I see that it can work, and work well.

    • oneowner December 1, 2022 / 5:53 pm

      Thanks, E. I liked the shadows across the sewer cover. The real challenge is to try to get the subject to be a perfect circle without too much distortion. I’m not 100% successful with that.

    • disperser December 1, 2022 / 6:11 pm

      Lightroom has can adjust perspective distortion, DxO’s ViewPoint does it for a lot more money. But, yeah, not easy when you shoot from above and want to avoid including your shoes.

  2. Linda Grashoff December 1, 2022 / 7:48 pm

    I agree with Disperser. Number 2 is stunning. I usually avoid photographing something with a shadow crossing it. But you have made it work. The shadow doesn’t interfere with the sewer cover; it adds a complimentary layer. The colors are cool, too. Bravo.

    • oneowner December 1, 2022 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks, Linda. I find these covers irresistible. I’m impressed with the design and the fact that these things will last a very long time (30-50 years?).

  3. Ggreybeard December 1, 2022 / 8:01 pm

    The sewer lid image is brilliant. Most of us walk past without a glance. Well done!

    • oneowner December 1, 2022 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Graybeard. I’m not sure what the covers look like in your country but I’d like to visit and find out for myself.

  4. bluebrightly December 1, 2022 / 9:15 pm

    You made an intriguing pair – I keep going back and forth, looking at the way they’re connected. And I too think the manhole cover with shadows is brilliant.

    • oneowner December 1, 2022 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Lynn. Yes, there is a connection. It’s a simple one, too. I look up. I look down.

  5. John December 2, 2022 / 12:59 pm

    Ken, not sure why I have not been looking at your site(s) recently but I see so many great images I have been missing. And great to see glimpses of my old town.

    • oneowner December 2, 2022 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks, John. I’ve been looking at your site for the past hour. Wonderful images! I can’t seem to get re-subscribed, though. I see myself as a follower but I don’t get notifications. I’d love to follow. HELP!

  6. bronlima December 3, 2022 / 5:52 pm

    Great! Looking at things with Miracle Eyes!

  7. Steve Gingold December 5, 2022 / 4:31 am

    The shot of the manhole cover is inspired. Good vision to see that and pair it with the cloud.
    I’m sure that I am not the first to notice that you apparently drink a lot of Snapple. 🙂

    • oneowner December 5, 2022 / 7:31 am

      Thanks, Steve. Snapple is made from the best stuff on earth. It says so on the label so it must be true.

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