Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

From the Archives of 2008—6

March 27, 2022

Back to the archives: These are photographs taken in Florida in 2008, mostly artifacts of the built environment.

1 The wall painters may have counted on this vine leafing out. Or they had soft hearts and couldn’t bear tearing down the plant just to paint a wall.

2 The marina is always worth a stroll with the camera.

3 Mother and daughter visit the salvage yard.





8 Is that the sun going down behind the trees? I don’t remember.



10 responses

  1. Who wouldn’t be taken with the lines, shadows, and curves of #5? In #7 I’d expect to see your reflection; if it’s in there, it’s certainly well hidden. The flatness in the first picture was an asset for a photographer.

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    March 28, 2022 at 7:30 AM

    • We can wish that everyone would be taken by the lines, shadows, and curves on the front porch shown in #5, but it’s surprising how much people miss unless such features are pointed out or unless a person is hunting with a camera. The section of the building shown in #7 was five or six stories from the ground, and I was on the ground, so that’s why you don’t see my reflection. It took some photoshopping to get rid of parallax on that one. You’re right about #1: I didn’t have much problem focussing.


      March 28, 2022 at 1:31 PM

  2. #6 was my favorite until I got to #7. I’m really like your “From the Archives” project. I have a similar one cooking I’m calling “Second Chances”. It’s mostly older photos that never got edited or photos that needed re-editing. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy your photos.

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    March 28, 2022 at 9:51 AM

    • Thank you, Ken. I’m glad you’re enjoying this project. It’s something I can do when I can’t get out with the camera. And it really is fun, isn’t it. Looking forward to your Second Chances.


      March 28, 2022 at 1:35 PM

  3. Lovely collection and I especially like the vines.

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    March 28, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    • Thanks, Joe. It was a toss-up whether to include the one with the vines in a collection of plants or in a collection of objects in the built environment. In the end I decided it was more about the wall. Glad you like it, even though you may think of it as more about the vines. 😉


      March 28, 2022 at 1:39 PM

  4. #1 is wonderful! That would have made my eyebrows go up and stay up!! Great find, beautifully framed. I love #2 as well and again, the framing is perfection. Are you implying that #3 was at a salvage yard?? #4 comes off as being full of humor, I think because the photo is so good – the light, the brightness, and the angle. #5 is so different – a beautiful study, very calming, really lovely. Makes me think of wrought iron in Charleston, SC. #6 is terrific and you have other similar images, don’t you? It would be nice to see them together. #7-9 are nice but #10 does it for me – very humorous. I find myself feeling sorry for the cone. It’s time to do a traffic cone book. Great series!!

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    March 30, 2022 at 9:47 PM

  5. Thank you, Lynn. I miss taking photographs in Sarasota, where most of these were taken. There’s so much to see. Also, maybe it’s easier to maintain beginner’s mind when what you’re looking at is not all that familiar to you. Yes, those gargoyles were in the Sarasota Architectural Salvage yard, a great place to prowl. I do have images similar to #6 and discovered one yesterday. Unfortunately it’s carelessly framed but shows a bright green folding chair with a nearby matching patch of bright green paint on the cement. Oh how I wish I had taken time with that one. They would be a great pair. It’s funny how we can anthropomorphize traffic cones. You aren’t the only one to do so.

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    April 1, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    • Wow, it would be hard to go to that salvage yard knowing that I couldn’t take anything home. 😉 But great fun and I understand what you’re saying about photographing down there. I hope next year you can make the trip. Also understand about the traffic cones because I’ve seen people’s comments on your other posts. 🙂 Maybe another serendipitous folding chair is in your future….

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      April 1, 2022 at 11:34 AM

      • Well, that salvage place has smaller items, too, so it might not be all frustration if you were to go there. I will keep my eyes out for more interesting folding chairs. 🙂

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        April 1, 2022 at 1:03 PM

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