Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

My flickr contact Craig Atkinson has posted this stark, minimalistic image of a statue covered in a parachute on Brighton Beach, UK taken with his Fuji X100S.

My comment to him up on Flickr: “The structure in the distance makes it post apocalyptic/dystopian minimalism (wow, did I just write that?).”

Chestnuts

American chestnut leaves

American chestnut leaves

Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut.

A friend and I did the 8 mile tough hike from Bull’s Bridge to Rt. 341 in Kent on the AT.

I think one of the many reasons it went so well was that the color was spectacular and we were constantly distracted visually. However, being more into monochrome these days, I was looking for interesting contrast and I found it in these chestnut and chestnut oak leaves. Yes, the colors in these images were interesting, but to me, the textures and contrast made them even more interesting.

If I can’t get back into color photography in fall I’m not sure what will pull me back in.

Chestnut oak leaves

Chestnut oak leaves