Show us something uncertain, and manipulate light around you to enhance the mood of your image. Via Photography 101: Mystery (13th March 2015)
I didn’t do anything to get today’s shot, I didn’t even get up. I merely snapped a shot from the comfort of my own bed and I was away.
I did use the light from outside to create the illusion of mystery. The road outside our window is always uncertain, sometimes the hum below brings comfort and sometimes, when I’m a stressy bunny, it makes me anxious and I can’t sleep.
Either way, you know not what is out there in the middle of the night.
Happy weekend all!
Today, capture an establishing shot of a street scene in your neighborhood — or someplace new. Via Photography 101: Street (3rd March 2015)
I find myself slipping into a very literal mind-set when I attempt these assignments, I must say. I don’t think this way outside of a structured environment so will try to break through with a bit of originality before the end of the course!
That said, I did have fun with this one. I chose to go for a little walk against the current (the wrong way) up our road. Our street is pretty standard as far as roads in Brighton go. It has nice bits and scabby bits. I tend to love the scabbier bits the most, but that’s just me.
There are two houses I am in love with on our road (both not scabby), and I was drawn to using them in my pictures. But then I can’t choose which one I would rather, so might have to include them both.
That was my thinking, until I got nearer to work and found this:
Yes it’s a broken mirror. But it’s in the street by the side of my work building. Those are my chubby legs reflected back at me. I guess I have the power to be surreal when I want to be after all!
I chose the image over my actual street because it reflects my current mood. Slightly fractured and uncertain (creatively) but ready to take on the day (with an injection of leopard print, natch). There’s also a sliver of some local graffiti featured (not very good graffiti but it’s representative of one of my true loves). All in all, I’m happy with today’s photograph and subsequent post!
Do you want to see the images that did make the cut? Go on, then.
Pictures, left to right, top to bottom:
- Made a little friend this morning while admiring this house, which I really love. It’s essentially right next door to our building.
- My street, from the attractive end
- High tech local graff
- This place *heart eyes emoji*. Eff knows how much it would go for but I have a hunch it will never be in my price range.
And that, my friends, is Street.