Month of Thanks – Days 7 & 8

So now to I am completely caught up.  Hooray GOOO  Me!

November  7th- On the seventh day there was black and white photography…oh how thankful I am for thee.  I have always been a fan of black and white photographs even back in my film days.  One of the things I love is how there are no colors to distract you from the purpose the photograph. Whether the subject is a portrait, landscape or architectural.  You see all the little details that are sometimes lost in a color photograph.

So you can see the difference…the same image in color as in black and white.

November 8th – I am thankful for Color photographs today.  They have a unique quality that is all their own if done properly.  Just like with black and white photogrpahy there is a no one size fits all.  The settings in the camera as well as the settings in your favorite program are what makes a GREAT color photograph. You have to look and see what you would like in a color photograph.  So here is some of the many photographs that I love.

Photographs just sold to……

I have to admit that I was pretty excited to be contacted by the Federal  Office of Probation and Pretrial.  They told me that they liked my black and white photograph of the Capitol dome.  They were interested if I had any of the  older U.S. Court House.  I didn’t but told them I was willing to go take some.  So one picture lead to two, and then why not three.  So that is where I went to the new United States Court House and took some photographs of it.  I realized that I had other pictures that I just hadn’t posted publicly on my website.  So I moved those thinking WOW this is a trend maybe someone would like another photograph.  So that is what lead to them wanting the 4th photograph. That is when I got to thinking WOW my photographs would be on display in a FEDERAL office building.  Who wouldn’t just about jump over the moon with excitement.  It look almost everything I had not to post it like EVERYWHERE.  I didn’t keep it a complete secret, so I told a few people.  So the following are the photographs that were purchased and soon to be on display at the United States Court House on Lafayette Street across from the Missouri State Penitentiary.

The photograph of the Capitol dome is on display right now at the Art Bazaar in Downtown Jefferson City.

Old United States Court House

Before going to take this photograph, I never noticed that the columns are only on two sides of the building.

The NEW United States Court House

I have to say I love this building more and more.  There are so many details that you are just unable to see until you get close up to it.

I have to say this is one of my favorites.  I love the colors from the sunset. This photograph is on display at Capital Arts until September 22.  Which is tomorrow, but I will be moving it to The Art Bazaar if you would like to take a look at it in person.  That is if it hasn’t sold.  🙂

 

Hope you enjoyed this photographs.  Happy Hump day!

JessiRose

Balloons, Balloons, Balloons!!!!

Over the weekend I attended the Great Pershing Balloon Derby which is right outside of Brookfield, MO. I must say that this was a great little event. Due to the wind only one balloon was able to launch and they stated that he was the world champion. I didn’t catch his name, but I was trying to scramble to get my camera up to my face because he had balloon inflated and up in the air before I knew it.

World Champion

Some of the balloons were able to do the night glow but it was at their discretion because of the wind conditions. I have to say this was pretty cool and I will let you look at some of the shots. Enjoy.

By the way the next hot air balloon event in Missouri is in Forest Park in St Louis on September 16 – 18. If you are interested in the event check out their website for more details. Click the following link for their website http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com/.

Another cool link I have found for hot air balloons is Hot Air Balloon.com http://www.hotairballoon.com. They have links and information to hot air balloon events around the world.