It is Autumn and with the lower sun and the less foliage on the trees it seems that there is more shadows to look at than summertime.
I took these with my Nikon AW110 point and shoot. It has in-camera filters. I use the “Toy Camera” setting sometimes. So I can proudly say that these are SOOC, right? With digital photography especially I do not really know what that means?
I spent part of my day off Friday roaming around the Philbrook Museum of Art Gardens there are lots of shadows there. One of my favorite trees is above. It has a very long branch that snakes horizontally and then splits. It makes for a great shadow.
There is a bridge across a creek that makes a great shadow also.
There is this car bumper sculpture of a hippo. For this I used the “In Camera HDR” function on my Nikon. I had an “aha moment” while working in the gardens on how it is supposed to work. This sculpture was kind of lost in the shadows and the HDR was able to pull it out so we can see it.
This is one of my favorite sculptures in the Philbrook Gardens but it is a bear to photograph on the shady side which is what I wanted to do because I wanted to put a real tree inside the negative space. The HDR function has maybe five settings so what the heck, lets max it out and I did. Maybe next time I’ll back it off a little bit. Maybe not though. Moderation in all things is itself excessive is what I say. Plus I can honestly say that this is SOOC. I am not sure that means much in this day of super capable cameras.
My other Philbrook Posts over the years
True confessions I used Topaz Impressions Van Gogh Filter on this backed off to 55%
I love the light this time of year and the Fall color. I found a tree still somewhat conflicted about Autumn. I love the conflict and I also love how the sun and shadows work together. Autumn is my favorite time of year.
The Philbrook Museum of Art is one of my favorite picture taking places. From the galleries to the gardens to the building itself it is a great place to take your camera. It is an “Italian Renaissance Villa” built in the late 1920’s by Tulsa oilman Waite Phillips for his home. He later donated it to the City of Tulsa for use as a museum. It has grown since then and is a treasure. We have a membership, courtesy of my sweet MIL, so I go there ever month or so just to walk around with my camera. I have been there dozens of times over the years and always find something new.
Topaz Impressions – Photo Painting I filter.
A couple weeks ago our family ventured to Guthrie, Oklahoma on a road trip. Before we leaving Guthrie, the long suffering family agreed to let me walk around Guthrie’s huge, mysterious, slightly creepy Masonic Temple. The grounds of the Temple are kind of, well lets just say they are benignly neglected. The building is supposedly sumptuous on the inside but the outside is just plain big and and not very interesting, at least to me. I did like one of the driveways though. It has some big pear trees just waiting for an ice storm or high winds but in the meantime they were putting on a quite a show with their blossoms. So the shadow here is kind of subtle since it was an overcast day but if you look hard you’ll see it.
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Heather drove downtown on Friday and we had lunch at The Vault which is a restaurant in a converted Mid-Century Modern bank building. The building features not just a spiral staircase (for staff only) but an exterior with the old patterned concrete blocks which makes for interesting shadows. The restaurant follows through with mid century modern decor and you can order craft cocktails from the 50’s and 60’s. We of course didn’t have a cocktail but we had a great lunch.
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A late afternoon on Turkey Mountain very early last Spring.
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Shadows on the side of the Spotlight Theater on Riverside Drive in Tulsa. The Theater has been presenting “The Drunkard” since 1953. It is supposedly the longest running play in America. I am ashamed to admit that my family and I have never been.
This time of year it is pretty cold, seeing how it is January and all, and the sunny days are just beautiful. They may be cold but they are nice and the sun is very low also. I shot this during my daily lunch walk at noon. Notice how low the sun is. In just seven short months the sun will be straight overhead and I’ll be dying from the heat. That’s okay as long as I’m still moving.
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(True Confession Time – This photo is a couple of years old. I am so ashamed! But how can you do a post about the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens without a picture of Carl Linnaeus? The rest of the photos are just a couple week old, honest, really, yes really.)
A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a few minutes to spare between engagements so I went through the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens at Woodward Park here in Tulsa. It is a lot of garden shoehorned nicely into a relatively small space. It has also got lots of shadows.
(The couple on the left were courting the 21st century way: Texting!. Holding hands is so 20th century.)
The entrance is very inviting and shady. You can just barely see Carl way down at the end of the walk.
There are tables and chairs for relaxing.
(Maybe here is where I tell you that the gardens are now closed until Mother’s Day. Sorry.)
And stone seating areas.
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