In going for a walk at one of our local parks this week, I discovered work being done on a memory garden. The garden is lovely, and the work crew is using brick pavers, many with engravings meant as memorials to loved ones. I decided this would be the place to try and capture an image for the week.
Here's a photo just to give you an idea of what the memory garden encompasses.
There are two things I forgot about the time of day I chose to take these photos. First, it's October, and the sun sets differently and at a different time in October than it does in August. Second, the sun shines pretty brightly on the memory garden location, which makes for too much light and lots of diffused shadows.
In the shot below, I blurred out the brick. It's a little bright and Moe's face is blown out in spots, but the sun and shadows made the brick look blue and pink, and I liked his expression. This is Moe's "when are we going to eat grass?" look.
I did get him to give me the ears up look just once, so I had to go with the next photo.
For those who care, I used a 24-70mm lens on a Nikon D800 and should have had a polarization filter on the lens. I took it off to clean it, forgot to put it back on, and the rest is history.
To see more brick interpretations, the blog circle is waiting. Start with Cahlean of About A Dog Photography in central Minnesota, then look for the link at the end of each blog to move forward to the next photographer. Enjoy!