Finding Your Eye in Familiar Subjects
After carefully examining my inspiration file I went out in hunt of flowers. Being as it was such a hot and dry summer here, I knew the flowers would not be as grand as from spring. I went to Santa Fe knowing I could also go around The Plaza. Being as my son had had such a good time going with me to Old Town, with a camera of his own, I thought this would be good for both of us. It started out good, we found this awesome scooter that we both liked photographing. We both realized that the hubcap was rather reflective and took pictures looking into it. I love how, when I got the picture on the computer, you can see a whole picture inside the hubcap. I also love how in the other shot you can see reflections inside each of the lights and anything some-what reflective. (I also only just now noticed the bike horn.) I am totally in love with this scooter.
Pretty much right after this the afternoon turned sour. My son decided this wasn’t how he wanted to spend the day. We ate lunch and he whined and cried (literally) the rest of the afternoon. I never really got to take 50 pictures of anything specific, but did take at least 50 pictures. And I had a lot more surprises when I looked through the pictures on the computer later.
The small spider web at the base of the flower.
How geometric the inside of these flowers are.
The play of the light. The sun spot and the rainbow that formed from the sun in the base of the photo. Being as the truck was a sign, up on a base, this was the only angle I could get of this side of the truck. But I love how it came out.
I realized with these photos, that I love the surprises you get when you “develop” the photo. It may not be in the darkroom, watching something appear out of the blackness, but for me it is pretty much that. I find great pleasure in seeing the little details appear that I don’t otherwise see when taking the picture, and especially if I never had. It isn’t necessarily the subject I like so much, but later finding the details I capture.