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The Best of banazir, 2004-2005

My favorite photographs of my own over the past 12 months:







(Click on each thumbnail to view the full-sized image.)

Which do you like best?

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Banazir

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miyeko
Apr. 4th, 2005 09:28 am (UTC)
I choose...
Um...hmm...

* The bluebird (redbird, you say?) eggs are cuuuuuuute.

* The peaches remind me of my own, dearly departed, peach trees, and summertime, and sweetness, and sticky-gooey juiciness.

* The flower pictures are pretty too.

* The tress are okay, but something about the two-car garages just don't move me. (^_^)

# I guess that leaves the sunsets! I'll pick the indigo sky, 2005 one -- not for any particular reason but that the shade calls me to more right now.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
I choose you, Pikaxu!
The bluebird (redbird, you say?) eggs are cuuuuuuute.
*sigh* Alas, see below.

The peaches remind me of my own, dearly departed, peach trees, and summertime, and sweetness, and sticky-gooey juiciness.
Mmm. What happened to them?

The flower pictures are pretty too.
Thanks!

The tress are okay, but something about the two-car garages just don't move me. (^_^)
Ja, a lot of people don't like signs of human dwelling mixed in with natural scenery, preferring to see that only in architectural photography. Some folks seem to have something against suburbia, too. :-P

I guess that leaves the sunsets! I'll pick the indigo sky, 2005 one -- not for any particular reason but that the shade calls me to more right now.
Cool, thanks!
*marks that down as miyeko's*

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Banazir
twinbee
Apr. 4th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
wow, you live in boringtown USA
yahvah
Apr. 4th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
That's actually my hometown, Mount Vernon, Ohio, population ~20,000.
A true son of Boringtown - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: A true son of Boringtown - yahvah - Apr. 5th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC) - Expand
That's not bad at all! - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
Boringtown, USA or Boringhobbit, USA? - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Boringtown, USA or Boringhobbit, USA? - twinbee - Apr. 5th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Parties? PARTIES?! - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
f00dave
Apr. 4th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
Definantly the nest photo, followed by the wider-angle sunset. The rest don't do a lot for me, though the other sunset has some nice coloration. Maybe it's just me but the focus seems a bit sloppy: you're running a consumer digital camera, I take it?
yahvah
Apr. 5th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
you're running a consumer digital camera, I take it?

Wow. This comment kind of reminded me of those bitter old men who sit in the balcony on the Muppet Show.
(no subject) - f00dave - Apr. 6th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - yahvah - Apr. 6th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Børk! Børk! Børk! - banazir - Apr. 8th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC) - Expand
Muppets! Dude! - banazir - Apr. 7th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nest and sunset - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Nest and sunset - f00dave - Apr. 6th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC) - Expand
digby_tantrum
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
The nest, both from a colour and framing POV.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Nest
So noted - thank you.

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Banazir

neadods
Apr. 4th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
My head says the first photo, the nest, is the most unusual. My gut reaction, though, was to the last photo.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
Nest and plum flower
Cool. What about the last one struck you?

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Banazir
Re: Nest and plum flower - neadods - Apr. 5th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Nest and plum flower - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
casecob
Apr. 4th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of the "redbud" nest, and the peach tree.

=)
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
Nest and peach
Thanks. I like the peaches, myself, though as megruder said, it needs some post-editing.

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Banazir
yahvah
Apr. 4th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
The really red sunset and the blue sky are my two favorites, but they're all exceedingly beautiful.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Red sunset and blue sky
Thanks for the input and the positive review.

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Banazir
kauricat
Apr. 4th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
I really like the first sunset picture and the plum blossom picture. They're both kind of peaceful and promising.
banazir
Apr. 23rd, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
Red-bronze sunset and peach blosom
Thanks!
There's a better set of peach blossoms later on in my LJ.

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Banazir
illusio
Apr. 4th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
i <3 birdies, therefore i love the eggs. are you going to watch them learn to fly? or is that an old photo..? some of my fondest memories from pittsburg state are all the bird activity in the Oval, i got to watch so many baby birds. have plenty of pics of the fledgling cardinals learning to fly... (i held one! ee! :D) kawaii!
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
Bird, Interrupted
i <3 birdies, therefore i love the eggs. are you going to watch them learn to fly? or is that an old photo..?
That photo was from June, 2004. Alas, the eggs never hatched. You weren't yet reading my journal when I reported that they spilled out in a big gust of wind and three of four broke. The fourth was pilfered by a predator. The parent robin never returned. OTOH, there was a nest in my maple (the one with dark red leaves above) that DID hatch three baby birds about two months after I snapped the picture of the robin's nest. I believe they were finches. The mother stayed to nurse the babies, which I watched for a few weeks, and my dad reported seeing them drop out of the nest and fly away. I never ventured close enough to photograph them, but I'm tempted to get out my conventional 35mm film camera for its telephoto attachment so that I can next time. We have lots of rabbits, too. Some time I'll tell you the story of the old grandmother rabbit that lived her whole life in my back yard, starting the year I came to K-State.

some of my fondest memories from pittsburg state are all the bird activity in the Oval, i got to watch so many baby birds. have plenty of pics of the fledgling cardinals learning to fly... (i held one! ee! :D)kawaii!
Very cool.

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Banazir
megruder
Apr. 4th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Sorry, my art background is showing
Composition-wise, I really like the nest. It has a very circular focus; the eye feels comfortable moving around for a bit before it settles on the eggs.

I tend to like a more abstract approach to photography. Just for interest, maybe try cropping the pic of the peach tree down to just a small grouping of peaches. I can see a very nice set of photos there.

As for the sunsets, have you tried driving just out-of-town, so that you can get rid of the power lines and phone poles. I really think that would take your gorgeous sunset photos to that next level.
banazir
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nest plus suggestions
No problem - thanks for the suggestions.

I see you don't like poewr lines, either. One of my students in 830, Praveen, said he hates them. I'll drive up somewhere I can get away from them, but for now, I just look for an angle where I can cut them out. I might try airbrushing, too. In the two that I put up, I don't think they are too obtrusive, though I know what you mean. I wouldn't submit the one with power lines and the water tower to WebShots or some such compendium.

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Banazir
prolog
Apr. 4th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
Definitely the one of the nest-eggs. :)
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
Eggs
Thanks. My grandmother worked on a watercolor of them, but she wasn't satisfied with the colors. I've been trying to get her to start again.

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Banazir
burkhardt
Apr. 4th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
First night skyline (the redder one) and the peach tree. Both remind me of my parents home :-)
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
Red sunset and peach tree
Got it - thanks!

Do you mean your folks' home in Ithaca?

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Banazir
Re: Red sunset and peach tree - burkhardt - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
cretaceousrick
Apr. 4th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
Aesthetically, it's a toughie. Each one tells a story of ephemeral beauty forming a continuum with the turn of days and the growth of seasons...it's hard to pin down one that speaks the most volumes, because they all do. And it's just as hard to say which one is purdiest. I'm surprising myself by leaning towards the nest, because at first I didn't think it would be my first choice (having a long tradition of sunset nostalgia myself), but that's what Jen and I both kind of agree on.

In short, they're all wonderful. And boundless thanks for sharing them!
carida_46
Apr. 5th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
hmmmm,
I like simple - so the single flower would win...
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
Plum flower
Thanks, Gran! Did you take that pic in your icon? Where's it from?

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Banazir
Re: Plum flower - carida_46 - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Land of sheep - banazir - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Land of sheep - carida_46 - Apr. 5th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
twinbee
Apr. 5th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
Which do you like best?

I have an affinity for fruit tree blossoms, especially plum, cherry, pear, and apple. So, the last one.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Fruit tree blossom
Gotcha. Thanks!

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Banazir
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