Saturday, January 15, 2011

Landscape/nature photography

Luke is going to be so mad that I posted this!  Well, I LOVE his landscapes.  He doesn't like it when I display them, but I think it really shows off his amazing eye for composition and his attention to detail.  I also really like how many of the photos are edited.  There shots are either from Chicago (our honeymoon) or right here in Kansas!!

This photo (above) was taken in Penalosa, Kansas.  If you turn around and go back the other way, you get to my Grandma's house!  We have affectionately dubbed this photo, Roadtonowhere.  We've had many print requests, and I think I need a giant print myself!

This photo (above) was taken at my other grandparents house in Pretty Prairie, Kansas.  We were having dust storms that day that gave the landscape a spooky vibe.  I love the black and white version of this.  I feel that Luke has transported us back to the depression era and the dustbowl. 
(above) My grandparents' house again on a clearer day.  This is one of the views from their driveway.  This reminds me so much of my childhood.  I like the feeling of vastness I feel in this picture. 
Milo fields!  (above and below)

 Now, onto the Chicago pictures!  This is a shot (above) that I took while were waiting in line to ride the Ferris Wheel on the Navy Pier
The above picture is of the Hancock Observatory.  We stayed in a hotel that was right next to it.  I really like the architecture of this building.  The different geometric shapes all over its facade are super cool.  (I'm I using these words correctly? lol) I also really like how because of the overcast sky that day, the building rises into negative space.  It almost seems something abstract and unreal.
Above is another shot of the ferris wheel on the navy pier.  I love the black and white because the high contrast combined with the clouds adds a lot of texture.  I also think the framing is perfect.  Let me tell you, Luke really worked for this shot.  At one point, I think he was laying on the ground in the middle of the pier, trying to get the perfect angle. 
This last picture is the view of Lake Michigan from the very end of Navy Pier.  That was quite a walk! The view at the end was so worth it though.  We had gorgeous weather the entire we were there, and the lake looked so serene and beautiful.  I love the color of this shot.  It tranports me back to that day and all the wonderful times Luke and I had together.    

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