When I set off to participate in a 52 week project, the one I stumbled upon was Dogwood Photography’s 52 week challenge. I know that I need assignments vs being open ended. That is just my personality. This particular challenge rotates through three different genres; portraits, landscapes and artistic shots. This week… er… um… last week’s challenge was traditional landscape photography. My first response was to say landscape photography isn’t my thing. I rarely set out to take a beautiful landscape image. Sometimes I stumble upon them, but rarely are the best landscape images taken from a convenient place at a convenient time. I thought about different places to go photograph, but wasn’t really inspired by anything. I pretty much live in the middle of suburbia, comfortable, but not overly inspiring. I thought about going downtown and take a nighttime shot, or some other iconic Austin shot, but trying to justify a trip downtown for a personal project in the midst of my juggling four kids, clients and all of the other stuff that life throws at me… it just didn’t seem like a good use of time.
I set out this morning (officially 1 day out of week 2) to photograph a nice landscape not to far from home. I get out, camera in hand only to realize that I had cleaned and organized all of my memory cards leaving them all on my desk. Uggs…
It is so funny that I find landscapes so difficult because one of my favorite things is environmental portraiture… I guess I just like people in my pictures.
Hopefully I will be more inspired for
next week this week’s red artistic image.