Combining the Michel’s lecture with the chaos of the past few weeks has left me photographically bummed out. I experimented with a pseudo SX70 format in the process of looking for a new direction. Not sure about it but I think it may have possibilities. But right now it is difficult to see anything. I did get excited about some photographs using a lighted hula hoop until I found out the hoops started at seventy bucks and a really good one is over two hundred so that is out. Trying right now to rev myself up for Halloween in New Orleans. Hoping that is going to infuse the interest once again.
I need to crawl into my Hattersley skin for this one. After more than three weeks of not producing a photograph I wanted to look at twice I decided to set my camera to monochrome. Leaving a Half Price Book store this shadow of a stop sign laid over the painted lines of the crosswalk caught my eye. This was not the first shot but as I walked away I turned around and did a second. I tossed the first. Now I can spend the rest of the afternoon wondering why it caught my eye; why I stopped and turned for a second shot and why I like it so much.
Alcy needed to go shopping at the Outlet Mall. Thought it might be a good place to work on reflections over the interiors of the display windows and came away with one shot that I liked.
Interestingly it reminds me of the old lectures I used to give on PhotoNet about subconsciously including barriers in photographs and what they might mean.
I may stick with monochrome for awhile except for New Orleans. Ozzie can do New Orleans in monochrome--I won't have that much time.