Monday, February 15, 2010

This Week's Assignment

"This should be a pretty easy assignment," is what I seem to remember saying. Walking around my subject and finding different ways to look at it is what I do when I have a camera in my hand. I don't have to learn how to do that. Shooting the pictures this week would not be a problem - it's just that I can't seem to pick a subject.
Oh, I went for a walk and stuff. I didn't want to go to Lake Mirror, because that's where I always take pictures. It's where everybody always takes pictures. But I drove and drove, looking for something that caught my eye and I finally just parked it at the lake to see what I could find. I had my kids with me and at least one of them was a pretty unwilling participant.
So, I've photographed this butterfly statue before. I think lots of people have, because it's so pretty. I also think I've taken most of these angles and perspectives before, but it was there and it suited my assignment, so I did it. These could probably use a little adjustment - they're a little underexposed. Blerg.






I liked this pair of trees with birds in them. I suppose it's hard to say whether the birds are the subject or the trees are. I think that, maybe a little bit of both, but we're going to go with the trees. Just so I look like I know what I'm talking about.










Sigh. I hope I have time tomorrow to keep looking...I mean, I like these, but I don't love them. Maybe my problem is that I'm still busy. I'm still looking for that sweet spot where I have enough mental space to settle into a creative groove - where I have the time to wander and land, unexpectedly, right where I wanted to be in the first place.

4 comments:

60ish and Glad said...

I like them both. But I kind of expecte you to use the typewriter. I bet you could do something with that. I expected to see it in the grass or on the porch. Try it if you have time...even if it is just for me.

Amy said...

I really love the first picture. I love the mosaic and the color of the sky. And the one with the grass in front and the butterfly in the background. Great job!

Mary said...

That butterfly is purty. I especially love the one where you are looking through the grasses at the butterfly. It makes him look real. I love trees, branches, leaves all of that. Add a bird and you have a pretty good subject. I do hope you find that groove and something you LOVE too though.

Kate said...

I love the butterflies!!

I haven't had time yet to do this assignment. But I have some ideas that will also work with the white on white assignment. Now if only I can remember to bring the camera home with me!!!