I find these pet pictures interesting. They seem oddly private and at the same time sad. Your pets are on display trapped in your house. You don’t often see people practicing for boxing on the street around here. This one looks better larger. Fun light, lots of repeated shapes. Gyro guy looks oddly tender as he makes the food. He chatted up everyone and in at least two languages. More fun with light in the morning.
The mix of lines and color work pretty well with the reflection to be something a bit more than just a window. Something about this felt like a buoy on water rather than a traffic cone on bricks. The giant peach water tower being repainted in Gaffney. The Silver Dollar was once a place of hope.
As part of the Connected Courses MOOC, we were talking a bit about understanding different networks and how to both navigate them and use their vocabulary/tools. The picture above captures a few interesting elements along those lines. I took the picture walking to work. It was one of those fortuitous moments which happen much more often if you’re out looking for them. After getting the nod from the artist (I now know it was Ross from Sure Hand Signs.), I took a few shots and really felt I’d gotten one or two that captured something interesting. I am experimenting a bit with triggering the Flickr Explore algorithm and developing more of an audience for my photos in a way that doesn’t make me feel dirty or hypocritical. Within Flickr I put it up on Flickr when I got in- something I do only if I’m really excited about a photo which happens less often than I’d like. I usually wait until late at night or the weekend to download/upload images. One of the things I did was title it clearly. I also included a variety of tags and added to one group (Flickr Today). It seems adding the picture to lots of groups would end up being punitive in the land of the Explore algorithm because people try to game […]