Another day, another window…and one I have shot before…but I love these plastic covered windows in my nearby greenhouse. For me, it’s the little dead vine in the center pane that makes the shot interesting.
One would think I’d have exhausted the photographic options at this greenhouse by now, but the light and weather are ever-changing and there is always a new way to look at this wonderful old structure; today with a wide angle lens, straight up towards the gloomy sky.
But I didn’t stop at this; I headed into the basement of this old building and found the grubby office unlocked; what a treasure of quirky vignettes I found there! I think this first one is my favorite; the tacky, slightly pornographic bas-relief of a zaftig torso, then Che Guevara, then the edict allowing dogs in the park that I so love and frequent every day–with my dogs. Perfect.
…and a stopped clock…
…and a newspaper clipping of a very young and handsome Jack Nicholson on an otherwise completely bare bulletin board…
And finally, this funny little key rack…I love that the missing keys are for the somewhat alarming “Blue Pesticide Cabinet” and the entirely benign “Paper Towel Dispenser.”
My oft-frequented greenhouse not only offers up plenty of peeling paint and cloudy windows, but also a jumble of dried and withered vines and plants. I have no idea what this vine was in its glory days; perhaps a zucchini or squash plant. Regardless, I somehow doubt it was as beautiful alive as it is dead.
On a Sunday afternoon I knew the local greenhouse would be both deserted and relatively warm; I’m struggling to find a new perspective on this wonderful old building (or anything in my life or nearby landscape, for that matter) to photograph, but I can usually find something here; in this case the sun setting on an old propped up door.
The frigid weather continues, so it was back to the greenhouse for my daily photo. As you can see, it was the frost on the windows in this warm(ish) but poorly insulated building that caught my eye. I loved how the frost looked like an arctic landscape. Fitting.
I headed up to the greenhouse for my photo this afternoon–it was wickedly cold outside–but warm and sunny inside this wonderful old structure. I loved the cacophony of lines and shadows in this straight-on shot of the windowpanes dividing one section of the greenhouse from another. Sepia treatment added in Lightroom.
After yesterday’s rather harrowing ice rescue, I decided to photograph somewhere safer–and warmer–in search of my photo of the day. It’s been weeks since I’ve stopped by the old greenhouse, and though I didn’t expect to find any interesting light–the entire day had been gray, cold and overcast–the sun made a brief appearance through the windows shortly before sunset. I just love the mood this place can evoke when the light is right.
Back to my nearby greenhouse for inspiration, yet again. The vine trails on one of the south facing windows caught my eye once more (see my April 19 photo of the very same window), prompting a sense of delight about living in a part of the world with changing seasons. Over the years I’ve learned that you can never photograph the same thing twice in exactly the same way….the light and landscape are ever changing. What a gift this is.
Another trip to the greenhouse for my daily photo. This was a fairly bland looking shot before much tweaking in Lightroom and Photoshop, but I rather like the end result.
The sun came out this afternoon and my local greenhouse beckoned. I love to shoot this old structure, as I usually find it inspiring–and empty. Not empty today, however–I startled the bejesus out of a Garden Center worker who was trimming wreaths for the town Christmas decorations. I had no clue he was there and he had even less of a clue what I was doing lurking around. No harm done, however, once I told him what I was up to and that I had permission from his boss, he recovered without requiring CPR.
Stopped by the greenhouse this afternoon for my daily photo. It wasn’t quite 4 pm and the sun was starting to set (my, how I hate these short days–midday is practically evening), so I caught the light on the plastic covered and vine streaked window.
Today we got payback for yesterday’s monsoon-like weather–was a glorious fall day with blue skies and abundant sunshine. I headed back to my old muse, the local greenhouse, in search of inspiration and a daily photo. Oh, what delights this old building offers me. I’ll be sorry to see the construction crews arrive for its inevitable renovation.
I went prowling around the greenhouse this afternoon, which always offers up something for my photo of the day. I thought these old windows would make an interesting composition in black and white.
Back to my local greenhouse for another window photo–I love how this place is getting more and more overgrown as we enter the dog days of summer. I may have to revisit this little scene when the leaves turn red….