Photography – Week 70
It has taken me quite a while to get to 19. Clearly, I tend to do this project in fits and starts and I do much better when I leave town. Because the Universe has a sense of humor, I will be in Las Vegas for BlackBoard World and I’m hoping that will result in some interesting opportunities. Despite the practice, it still isn’t an easy thing for me to do. I’m always fairly awkward asking although I think I recover better than I did initially. It is interesting to look at the gender, age, and race of the subjects. It probably says quite a bit about me. I’ve only been turned down three times. 86% is a pretty decent success rate. One of the rejections was from a police officer who “got in the habit” of refusing to have his picture taken when he was in an elite military unitUnverified by external sources. In any case, I’m glad I started this project. I intend to finish all 100.
It’s been a bit hectic of late. That and a bit of rain led to less photos than normal lately. I take a number of these low angle dog shots. I tend to miss most because dogs move and I can’t see through the view finder. This one worked out pretty well but I missed a better one with the other dog (not pictured) in it. I enjoyed the parallel lines in the shoe print and the stair treads with the parallel of yellows between the shoe print and the leaf. I am stuck in traffic enough that I’m starting to work on taking pictures of people in cars. I opted not to take a much more powerful shot a few minutes later. I don’t know what this building is but there are often very sad older people in front of it. The windows are often very depressing even without people. The one I didn’t photograph had on old shirtless man in it looking down. Few things have looked more forlorn. He saw me. I saw him. I worried he’d take the shot as offensive and decided not to take it. The mix of texture and the shattered look of the pavement cracks made it feel like the tiny plant had made the impact after falling from great height. Pets […]