I’m walking a good bit more than I have in a while and it’s all in downtown Richmond. I walk a few blocks coming in from where I park and have the chance to walk around the campus some as well. I find myself parking farther away and taking some slightly roundabout paths coming to and from the car. This is one of those unforeseen advantages but one I’m enjoying. The Flick set from these wanderings is linked above. Keep in mind you could still join us at VCU as we have an Innovative Learning Media Specialist Position open.
I photograph things on my walks to and from work for a number of reasons. I enjoy it certainly but it’s also about making sure I am really looking around. It is interesting to see what I notice and how it relates to the lens I choose to carry.There’s also something in what I tend to shoot. I keep trying to capture the pretty light off cars in the distance when I’m stuck motionless in traffic. What I think about quite a lot is which lens of analysis leads some people to see everything as PD and related to their work. It reminds me about this article (focused on changing perspective). . . We see, but we do not see: we use our eyes, but our gaze is glancing, frivolously considering its object. We see the signs, but not their meanings. We are not blinded, but we have blinders. My deficiency is one of attention: I simply was not paying close enough attention. -source …but then moving deeper (and moving to graffiti hunters) towards a more permanent shift in how you perceive things and the way it draws you into more learning and then more noticing . . . Saraceni says his GATS encounter on San Pablo was the “whoa moment” for him. “From then on, it was like I […]
A number of attempts at street photography . . . I liked the mix of colors and lines and the mix of people who noticed the camera and those who were oblivious. I am making more of an effort to frame the shot despite the fact that it tends to alert people a bit more than I’d like. There is something interesting in the moment people notice the camera and the eye contact but I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I’m not sure about pictures like these. I like the hat in combination with the sun glasses but I’m not sure the actual photograph is any good. There’s some interesting echoes of shape and color. The light is a bit harsh but I liked the contrast. I had two shots like this. The other had the lady in the wheelchair in focus. The light was nice. The background is distracting but I like her face enough to keep it. This was from across the street at 35mm which was a bit far. I like the no hands casualness and the circles vs rectangles enough to keep it. This is one of the examples of a person noticing the camera and it improving the picture. This was part of the crowd watching the two […]