The first assignment in the Photographer’s Workroom class was to take 12-15 photos of one object. It was too cold to take photos outside and Bob and I don’t have many items of interest in the house. In keeping with our desire to live a simple lifestyle (and our equally fervent desire not to spend too much time cleaning) we have neither tchotchkes nor heirlooms. Actually, I think that funky little pheasant lamp that belonged to Bob’s uncles and aunt would qualify as both a tchotchke and an heirloom. But I didn’t feel like photographing that. As it turned out, Bob decided to photograph that lamp. So, it was just as well.
Since I couldn’t decide what to photograph I decided to go for a walk. I headed toward Emily’s Bridge, which is a walk I frequently take with my dogs. As I walked, I thought about taking pictures of the bridge. But how many pictures can one really take of a bridge? I wasn’t that enthusiastic but couldn’t think of anything else. Since I had my iphone with me, I took some shots. The more shots I took, the more shots I saw, which resulted in taking more, seeing more, taking more, seeing more.…. Suddenly, this project became fun and exciting. I went back three more times and took dozens of shots.
Here are a few of them:
The lesson I seem to keep learning is this: just begin.