That Chain … Again

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What is about this chain that draws my eye when I walk outside each morning?

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I’m looking forward to the weekend and more studying of the new camera.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

37 thoughts on “That Chain … Again

  1. Perhaps each link represents a relationship in your life…Fabulous bokeh in the first and I like the angle and black and white of the second. It looks like your focus was on the far side of the link, maybe that is why you are wishing for more clarity??? With a shallow depth of field you gained the blur in the forefront when focusing on the back of the ring. Just guessing that is what you did as there is some texture and detail on the back side while the front is less clear and the water droplet is less in focus. You could always try it again with adjusting your focal point and see if you like it better. 😉 Enjoy the day!

    • Robyn, I appreciate your input. I am learning about the focal point and the difference that makes. I will try adjusting that tomorrow morning and see what happens. Thanks!

  2. Do you have unfinished business? I get the urge to hang something there. The end of a chain unadorned just seems like a challenge to me. Maybe it comes back to learning your new camera?

    • I usually hang flowers there in the spring, summer, and fall … I’ll have to figure something out for winter. And actually, you’ve given me an idea … I’ll get back with you! 🙂

  3. I love that you got a new camera. You are doing such wonderful things with it, and your explorations with the mechanics of it are thought-provoking. I never gave much thought to chains as a photographic element. Now I will never look at them the same. These are beautiful in their simplicity, kind of like what Georgia O’Keefe did in her paintings, only you’re using a camera. Good stuff LB!!

    • Happy Dance!!! Thank you so much, Mary!! I was joking with someone on my previous post … who ever thought I’d take a photo of the corner of a table cloth 🙂
      You are awesome!

  4. I love reading all the comments and advice from the camera people – it’s mostly a foreign language to me as I am strictly a point and click peasant – though it would be nice to get a camera that clicks when i push rather than half a minute later – I know you are getting better because the camera people say you are – so hooray LB!! 🙂 I love the first one and I love the water drop on the second one and like Boomdee I wonder why the chain? One thought I do have is it is so great that you are aware of the world around you when you must stop and take that photo. That is a good way to be!

    • So the chain: Every spring I hang baskets on hooks outside my home. A gardening friend of mine came by one day and noted that all the hooks are too high … as a person walks by, they are looking up at the flowers. She recommended that I get chains to lower the plants so the flowers are on a better level for viewing, and she is right! The baskets looked much better!
      Then winter came … and the chains are empty. A more organized person than I (ie Alys) would probably have taken the chains down for the winter 🙂
      Loved your “camera people” comments (and your “point and shoot peasant” comment)! I learn so much from them!! and thank you for liking the photos today, Pauline!

      • Oh, I have just adjusted my hanging baskets for the very same reason! I, being a particularly smart and clever kind of person [smirk] attached the chain to the planters, so when they come down the chain also comes down. But thereby losing all hope of taking lovely photos in the winter of chains with light on them or water drops or icicles …..sigh!

        I like your photos every day LB, and when you look at mine you’ll know why! 🙂

  5. Thanks Alys, and I love the song reference! I’ve copied / pasted a reply to Pauline: “So the chain: Every spring I hang baskets on hooks outside my home. A gardening friend of mine came by one day and noted that all the hooks are too high … as a person walks by, they are looking up at the flowers. She recommended that I get chains to lower the plants so the flowers are on a better level for viewing, and she is right! The baskets looked much better!
    Then winter came … and the chains are empty. A more organized person than I (ie Alys) would probably have taken the chains down for the winter 🙂

    • I got the Canon 60D. Steep learning curve, and I just wish I could take a couple weeks off to learn it! I’m enjoying the process so far.
      As I get ready to head back to bed (after my usual middle of the night awakening), I am so glad to go with this song/video in my head. Love Tracy Chapman … what a voice she has!
      Thank you!

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