Back Yard B&W’s

Over the past few months, my time and motivation for taking photos has dropped.  I’m sure you’ve noticed fewer post, and less new photos.   It’s not that I don’t enjoy photography anymore, it’s just that it, as well as Crux Photo as a business, has slipped lower on the priority ladder.  Also, I’ve recently felt forced to take images because I believe that is what I’ve needed to do.  

What I’ve tried to do recently is not take photos on every bike ride and every day I go climbing, but just selectively.  Or rather than bringing camera gear on my fun rides, specifically set up rides that are meant for taking photos.  

Last night, I sat at my computer and tried to do photo work.  I just couldn’t do it.  Plus, it had been a while since I’d taken photos.  So I put my 50mm f1.8 on and went out in the back yard.  My goal was to be in a relaxed atmosphere, no pressure, and create artistic images from simple subjects in my yard.  In just a few minutes of shooting, I felt much better, and really enjoyed the images I created.  I am going to share a few of these over the next few days.  I hope you enjoy.

Black and White Hosta.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

 Black and White Foliage.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

~ by cruxphoto on May 23, 2008.

5 Responses to “Back Yard B&W’s”

  1. I love the lighting. The second photo is just amazing.

  2. I really like the textures and tones in the second one, looks like you found your groove in these again !!

  3. Nate these are beautiful!

  4. Thanks guys! I’m posting a few more today. The groove is there… the time still isn’t. 😦

  5. I love the second picture! Great shot!

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