Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Instagram @Flaming_Rust Feature

I enjoy seeking out and photographing grungy, rusty "treasures" and every so often, like yesterday, I receive recognition for such. These four images of mine were selected for the solo @Flaming_Rust feature grid! I'm ecstatic!

@Flaming_Rust is an excellent Instagram gallery for all sorts of deteriorating and rusting objects. I urge you to check out their feed, awesome! You'll be amazed at all of the colors of rust!

Sunset Rust

Daybreak Deterioration

Riddled With Rust

Gate Post
All of the above images are available for purchase at my Etsy shop

I greatly appreciate the hard-working hubs and galleries on Instagram where so many of us find a forum for our gritty, grimy visions of artistic expression!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Photographing While Waiting in Spokane Traffic

I had attended an event in downtown Spokane and was heading home. While out and about I normally snap a couple of photographs with my iPhone for my IG. I hadn't encountered anything to that point, so I decided since there were a number of stoplights between where I was and home, I would photograph something whenever I was stopped, waiting for the light to change to green.

I just pointed my camera out the window and  *click* There wasn't time to decide what best to shoot. Simply stop for the traffic ahead of me and spontaneously shoot ... whatever.

It was simple. It was fun. I won't make a habit of it, BUT it was freeing to do something totally unstructured, impulsive. Well, not totally unstructured ... I did crop them after I got home.

Here are five of the "Waiting for the Stoplight to Change to Green" photographs: