Aug 182011

It has been too long since I’ve uploaded anything. There are many reasons (excuses?) but I’m going to try to overcome them and get back to taking photos and posting them somewhat regularly. To kick things off, here’s an abstract I shot in Asheville in early July.

Asheville Abstract

Lisa and I were wandering through the shops downtown and I found this display of colorful glass balls lit from behind by light coming in from a large window. I stopped and put on my 100mm macro lens and got very close to the one I liked the best. I focused as best I could, but there was a large fan blowing them around quite a bit. I was going for an abstract so the movement didn’t bother me, but I wanted to be in focus enough to see a hint of the lines that separated the various colors of glass. I’m pretty happy with it.

In other news, I very nearly had to abandon this blog. I’ve been trying for weeks to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress but it’s been giving me out of memory errors. It turns out that my hosting company, 1 and 1, locks down the amount of memory available to things like WordPress and I had to disable a BUNCH of stuff and temporarily switch to a much simpler theme before I could get the upgrade to install. Fortunately, replacing my normal theme and reactivating the plugins was almost entirely effortless and I’m now on the latest version.


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  2 Responses to “Asheville Abstract”

  1. Very nice, Alan! I love the glow this gives. I am an Asheville abstract photographer, and love the color of the shops and use of light in the downtown area also. Look forward to more.

  2. Thank you for the comment! I’m looking forward to more myself. I just need to make some time to get out with my camera. My wife and I really enjoyed our trip to Asheville and hope to get back there again.

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