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Keeping It Simple

141009_Williamsburg Hinge by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 38mm, f/8.0, 1/125 sec, ISO 200

Some of my favorite photographs are the simple ones.  This is a simple single hinge on an outbuilding door in Williamsburg, VA.  Williamsburg is a Mecca for these types of simple details.  Each building is its own museum.  I can easily spend my time just exploring these types of details.


140424_Cabnetmaker by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MkIII, EF24-70mm f/2.8L @ 43mm, f/8.0, 1/40 sec, ISO 6400 (handheld)

Furniture making in the 17th century was limited by daylight.  Each key workbench was located near a window to make use of the available light.  Work could only be done when adequate light was available.  This image is taken in the Cabinetmakers Shop in Colonial Williamsburg.  It is my favorite place to spend time when I visit.  When I go, Karen and my guests usually go somewhere else and meet me after awhile.  This year it was a special stimulus for me as I move from wood machining with power tools to wood working with hand tools.  I learn something new each time I visit.



Circles for Lenny by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MKIII, EF24-70mm f/2.8L @ 67mm, f/8.0, 1/50 sec, ISO 200

Here I was just trying to capture the repeating circles of the wheel tires and the post in addition to the repeating lines of the logs.  Again I was thinking of B&W when I took this image.  The mixture of green grass and brown leaves cluttered the color image and distracted from the wheels.