Sunday, May 6, 2018

A better-than-average week

We all have days/weeks/months where we got out and photograph and just throw everything in the trash when we download or develop the images. This week, for me, was better than average.
I hit the town square while my wife was at her writers' group meeting. Nothing unusual about that but I did run across a pair of city employees working on planting flowers and plants in one of the corner areas at the crossroads. The more I look at this image the more balanced it appears to me.
Initially I was just shooting the two "planters" but then I noticed two people getting ready to cross the intersection behind them. As I hit the shutter button, I did not notice that I also got two vehicles deeper into the image adding to the overall effect.
After downloading the image into Photoshop, I also noticed the overall balancing is added to by the plants that are in front of the two employees.
This image really adds to the old cliche "right time, right place."

Then, on Friday, I hung my exhibition for the upcoming week. The installation process was really a snap with the system the arts center has installed in the last year. It ended up looking exactly like I had planned.
On the weekend, the square held the annual Mayfest event where I was fortunate to catch another couple of "Pairs" images that I will post during the upcoming week. Additionally, I ran into the graphic artist/photographer that handles a lot of the social media for the arts center. He did a quick portrait shoot of me for the arts center's facebook page which he posted last night. It really felt strange to be in front of the camera instead of behind it. I am almost never in front of a camera!
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...

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