Black and White Challenge - I've been challenged by the talented Mr. @brianreda to post a B&W photo for five days - but I get to nominate a person each day to do the same.
B&W Challenge Day 1: I suppose it wouldn't be too surprising to start this off with a picture of the Alaskan mines I hold so dear - but this one is pretty atypical for me. Prior to my Graduate Studies at AAU, I can safely say that I never had an appreciation of abstract - or images that focused on their formal elements. Although my work continues to be predominately linguistic in its approach, texture, pattern, repetition, light and shadow have always enticed me. Rust was what first brought me to the mines. Capturing it, however? The scene, rather than individual details, tended to capture my attention.
That said, when I saw this set of gears this spring in a work shed on Juneau's East Glacier Trail, I had to stop and capture it. Thanks for being so patient Greg Culley and thanks for bringing me along, Brian Weed. Although I'm not absolutely confident this is a successful image, I think it fits perfectly for this challenge. As always, critiques and comments are greatly appreciated.
Today I challenge @wesleyschaefer . You've been avoiding sharing any work with us for a long time - so get crackin, Wes!