"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.