I think that I have become a little bit more adventurous in my photography. By that I mean that I have been more prepared to take pictures of things, from different angles, because I am not sure what will make a good picture, so I try. Sometimes it may work out. Most of the time though, like above it doesn’t
Now, this one of the light, taken a couple of weeks ago, does work for me. There’s a sharpness to the lamp, and the beam of light, perhaps it’s the positioning of the lamp, it looks a bit imposing. It’s one of those I just like it.
One of my inhibitions I had when taking pictures of unusual things, or from unusual angles out in public was being concerned about what people may think of me, namely mad! I think the transition is trying to get a good picture being thought as more important than being thought mad.
I have to admit that I am finding the change of mindset quite refreshing, the release of inhibition – I’m not going to do anything mad or dangerous, absolutely not. But, if I’m kneeling, or crouching to take a picture of a piece of litter that I think may make an interesting picture and somebody walking past thinks I’m mad – so be it. Like this pile for rubbish. Again, it didn’t work out, but it could have done.
I feel a bit like new doors have been opened for me, and I can afford to be a bit more adventurous.