Photography 101: Moment and Swarm

Moment

Photo: V. Slotto Attempt to capture the wind in the trees and falling leaves...not so successful.

Photo: V. Slotto
Attempt to capture the wind in the trees and falling leaves…not so successful.

Photo: D. Slotto My husband's quite successful attempt--this is a Leucistic Hummingbird that stayed with us for a while.

Photo: D. Slotto
My husband’s quite successful attempt–this is a Leucistic Hummingbird that stayed with us for a while.

Swarm

Photo: Slotto Sparrows at our improvised feeder.

Photo: Slotto
Sparrows at our improvised feeder.

Photo: V. Slotto Herbs and tomatoes from our garden, chestnuts to be roasted for Thanksgiving. A swarm of homegrown abundance.

Photo: V. Slotto
Herbs and tomatoes from our garden, chestnuts to be roasted for Thanksgiving. A swarm of homegrown abundance.

Photography 101: Color and Architecture

Earlier in the week, I was at the wheel all day and it’s just not safe to drive and blog. So here are two of the prompts I missed: A Pop of Color: Here the idea is to offer a dollop of color against a neutral background. The first is a golden hued street light against a gray November twilight:

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Have you ever seen a yellow headed crow? This was my first encounter on a golf course here in Reno.

Photo: D. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto

Architecture: I already posted the best Architecture shot I had, but may bring it to this prompt as well. Notice the geometric lines. Contrast the sleek lines of the large casino in Reno, the roundness of the National Bowling Stadium, and the more garish designs of the Cathedral in the foreground.

Photo: D. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto

And finally, an evening shot of our front door–a simple play of arch and stained glass.

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Photography 101 and Weekly Photo Challenge

Warmth

I’ve included two poems using Ginsberg’s American Sentence–a haiku-like form consisting of 17 syllables in one sentence.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Red hot chili peppers, green or yellow, warm the heart, burn the belly.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Mystery

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Behind locked gates, down steamy streets, you discover the secret of self.

Photo" Victoria Slotto

Photo” Victoria Slotto

 

The Natural World–Photography 101

Photo: Victoria Slotto Rose

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Rose

Photo: Victoria Slotto Rose

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Rose

Macro photography of nature is the most inspiring to me. The mindfulness required to notice those small details is what most often feeds my poetry. These photos were taken during this past summer in Reno or winter in Palm Desert.

Photo: Victoria Slotto Hibiscus

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Hibiscus

Photo: Victoria Slotto Clematis

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Clematis

Photo: Victoria Slotto Rose

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Rose

Photo: Victoria Slotto Hibiscus

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Hibiscus

Photo: Victoria Slotto Lantana

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Lantana

 

 

Photo: Victoria Slotto Lantana

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Lantana