One of the ‘projects’ that is suggested in photo circles is to wander your neighborhood and see what you can photograph. So I have done this, a number of times. Last weeks photos of the snow where in that category. Well, our snow is gone, we are back to rain and cold. As I will be working on pen and ink images, with maybe some watercolors added, I collect images to turn into drawings. This weeks images are in that project area. I did ‘adjust’ a couple of them with P/S, just to see how color and design can change them. The local areas are now without a lot of colors, browns, grays and pretty bland for now. I may travel out a bit later to see what is around. I am working on some indoor images. Some still life type of stuff – mostly trial and error – to practice. We’ll see what happens.
It is fun to park on a corner and just watch the world go by. That is where this weeks images come from. I like to people watch anyway. I have a couple of photo articles that suggest you do just that. Pick a spot and set – without the camera – and watch what happens. Choose what you might use to make a photo and think about how it might turn out. Then a some point, come back and the photos. I usually carry the camera with me, but leave it in the case for a while and survey the scene. It does make for a more interesting outing. Try it.