Still Life

My wife had been picking roses and putting them in a jug to bring indoors. She left them for a while on a wooden bench that we’ve had for a couple of decades. I liked the way they looked, especially the way the largely smooth brightly colored flowers contrasted with the dull, weathered, textured bench.

Taken with a Sony A77II and Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f2.8 Macro.

A walk around Irvington – Through a window

It was around lunch and I needed a toilet so I decided to stop at nearby Kiku Sushi.

While sitting there I noticed the sun shining through the window and falling on these objects. I’m not entirely sure why this appealed to me. I think it was something to do with the curved objects, mostly transparent but a few colored. And the sun picking out the highlights.

I found it calming. I’m inclined to say that there was something ‘Zen’ like about, but since I know practically nothing about this subject I might be way off.

I would have preferred it without the pole and the car in the background, but ‘c’est la vie’.

Taken with a Minolta XD and Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.7.

Blue and White outdoors

Some more of my wife’s blue and white pieces. She needed to add some content to the Facebook group devoted to blue and white china that she created and administers. We were tired of the same old indoor locations so we decided to go outside into the snow.

Taken with a Sony A77 II and Tamron A18 AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3.