A Copper Moon

I’ve become quite bold about dashing into strangers’ yards to photograph something that catches my eye.  Yesterday I saw this beautiful birdbath that had fallen over (I can’t imagine how, it looks like it weighs a ton).  The colors of the patina that are forming on its surface were glimmering in the afternoon light.  I couldn’t resist stretching right out in this unknown person’s  yard to have a closer look.  Of course, I helped  myself to a few shots.

18 responses

  1. Gorgeous textures and colour….a real find…love the report of ‘guerilla’ photography…been there myself 😉

    January 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • Thanks, Steve. Glad to know I’m not the only one. There have been a few times when I’ve heard sirens and wondered if this time is it!

      January 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  2. Mom

    Beautiful!! Love, Mom

    January 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

  3. Wired story and the wired images which took me for a minute to see the top photo was a squeezed image of the same [land scape] 😉
    What so ever, the image is the image and it’s a good find.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    • That top image is a bit whacky… I didn’t intentionally squeeze it; I just came at it from an angle, and this is the result. Depending on how you look at it, the “crater” is concave or convex. It shifts around: or at least it does for me… my depth perception is a bit off, so this may only happen when I look at it! 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Yoshizen!

      January 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

  4. Haha! I like the story!
    It came out very well, I really like the texture!
    I gotta say that the picture from yesterday, in black and white looks amazing, it really enhances the detail of the drops.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    • Thanks, Pablo. And I’m glad you liked the B & W from yesterday!

      January 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  5. sandy

    Wow, it is nice. I need to be more daring.

    January 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    • Thank you, Sandy. I challenge you to go take some pictures in a stranger’s yard. 🙂

      January 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  6. It’s got to be done from time to time.
    Just make sure you always wear your running shoes when you go out with your camera.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  7. Julie

    I REALLY like the first two images. For me, knowing what the actual object is (patina on a birdbath) actually detracts from my simple enjoyment of the images. But I’m always supportive of guerilla tactics….

    January 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    • Thanks, Julie. I debated about whether I should indicate what the object really is, since I too prefer to forget what the original was and like to concentrate on the new image created from it.

      January 21, 2012 at 3:16 am

  8. Denzil Jennings Photography

    I’ve only dashed into a few yards thus far, but I have my eye on an old, broken down tow truck that sits in a yard I pass on the highway. I’ve been very hesitant to sneak up and get a picture because it looks like one of those places where they keep a shotgun at the front door hehe. Great shots. The third one is my favorite. I like how my eye is drawn more to the pattern than the raised part.

    January 21, 2012 at 4:11 am

    • Denzil, this sounds like a PERFECT place for a great photo opportunity (minus the shotgun part–that’s a bit scary, and I know what you mean). Any chance you could knock on the door and ask if you could take the pics, just to be safe? Now I want to see the shot. Go for it!

      Thanks for you comment about the 3rd photo. I was a bit unsure about the composition on that one, but was also really drawn to the interior of the disk.

      January 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  9. I especially like the middle photo, it looks like a crater on Mars 😉 Great composition and unique colours. Very well spotted.

    January 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

    • Thanks, Tomas! I’m glad you like it. I can definitely see the crater, too, in the second image. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

      January 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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