Soft Stuff – Hard Stuff

Magnolia Blossom #2

Magnolia Blossom #2

The last couple of weeks have presented me with a real diversity of subjects to shoot!  Last week’s post included some macro shots of flower blossoms and here is another with a different look.  This magnolia blossom is darker, shows the texture and some color in the pedals and has a very different mood than the high key image from last week.

Another subject I’ve been shooting lately is trains and an old train roundhouse where restoration is going on.  I blogged about that a few weeks ago.

Wheels and Sprockets

Wheels and Sprockets

This shot, of wheels and sprockets is a study in cold hard steel!  A very different mood is set by this type of subject!  It’s been an interesting couple of weeks.  Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot some very old engines, farm machines, farm implements and supplies from years gone by!

Stay tuned for some of those images to come!


About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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6 Responses to Soft Stuff – Hard Stuff

  1. Barb says:

    Fantastic images Kolman! Can’t wait to see the farm stuff!


  2. Jerie Green says:

    A perfect pairing – two kinds of spiky things.


  3. Patricia, Wellington Ohio says:

    It is always interesting to see what you have been up to and how you visualize your photographs. I am looking forward to what you are going to be doing in the future. How long have you been a photographer? When did you feel that you had found your style? I like this magnolia better than the one you posted prior to this. It seems more realistic. The photograph of the wheels and sprockets is very nice. I feel as is they are in motion and I love the details and color.


  4. Hi Patricia, Thanks for the comment and I’m glad to hear you look forward to my posts and photos! I’ve been a photographer since 1968 when I started shooting for the college newspaper and yearbook. As a result, my style has been primarily photojournalistic, photos that are shot as is and rarely or minimally manipulated or adjusted in the computer. Lately though, I have been trying to shoot more artisticly, shooting close-ups, abastracts, etc. of the things that I see. Some of it is a stretch for me to try to see things differently. I’m also trying to see where I might use multiple photos and build composites in the computer to produce something very different from the original photo(s)!


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