It’s been raining most of today, but I’m not complaining. I didn’t miss a good sunrise.
I find myself walking the same streets and seeing the same scenes, and for the past 2 afternoons of walking, I have very little to show. Truth of the matter is that I’ve been browsing through beautiful photographs of masters both past and present, and I find myself still a long way from reaching their level. Comparing their work with mine, I have so far been just taking snapshots, and so this year I am setting a goal to have at least one photo that I would want to hang in my living room.
Unlike the streets of Paris or colorful India, most of what I see here is a cacophony of posters in garish colors screaming for attention and, more sadly, poverty. Filtering out the visual clutter will be the biggest challenge.
Children are interesting subjects. I missed a photo worthy shot this morning while driving along the streets. Sometimes I wish someone would just drive me around and allow me to hop in and out of the car anytime I see something I’d like to photograph.
But, it is always best to just take a walk. That is why it is called a photo walk. Nobody has yet coined the word “photo drive”. Maybe when somebody volunteers to drive me around, I can get to enjoy some drive-by shooting.
I’m back to using my 17-55mm lens for this set. The 24mm just isn’t wide enough, but should be fine on a full frame camera body. Wide lens to get in close to the subject while still taking in the environment and at the same time reducing foreground clutter including people walking into the frame.