Friday, February 22, 2008

Terrestrial treasure

I am an inveterate photographer of sunsets -- always looking up on the ride home from work. Looking for the perfect fiery sundown. I have hundreds of shots -- heck, I have shot a 100 shots of just one sunset, hoping to capture the perfect play of light.

Then one day recently, I was looking down as I walked along with my camera and realized, I had never shot a ..... how do you say this ... earthy shot. The interesting pattern on this grate serving as a tree planter just jumped out at me.

So if you see me walking down the street nodding up and down, I am nod agreeing with anything -- just trying to balance a new found passion with an old one.

--steve buser

10 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Steve,

And it looks like a sun photo in a way, doesn't it. Is that was intrigued you?

I think the blooming tree on my blog today is way ahead of schedule. It's the only blooming tree I've seen in all of Little Rock. I guess it just can't wait for Spring.

Rambling Round said...

So, I guess the lens on the Buser camera goes up and down, all around the town!

Wanda said...

Oh you are funny Steve...I can just see your head nodding up and down like the dog in the car window....I like your "earthy" shot, it's really cool!!.

oldmanlincoln said...

If there is a problem with photography it has to be that people "look" for things to take pictures of hoping for something when everything around them is often the best shot possible and of the most interest.

I like the idea of this shot for many reasons and one is that the grill is very generous allowing plenty of rain and air to get in to the root system. So many are small and strangle the trees.

Southern Heart said...

Great photo! There is beauty *everywhere* in your area. :)

GMG said...

Hi Steve, here I am trying to recapture your last posts on my weekly visit! Sunsets, I agree; down to earth is not my favourite... ;)) So, the «Fire and Ice» and the «Solar Gliding» made my Saturday!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I’m still strolling around the streets of Sofia.
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Chris said...

Lovely shot of a beautiful, ordinary ting!

Jilly said...

Love this. Here too one sees beautiful ironwork around trees. Manhole covers are great too. Lovely to see this photo.

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Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

...I wondered about deliberately looking for subjects in areas I usually screen out - took some shots yesterday in the road tunnel under the Thames for a change.