I shot this on my way home from the Retro Game Convention a couple of days ago. I had been on photo walks with friends twice in the same area within a week. Each time, I found something new and interesting to shoot.
Have a look:
I won't shoot the bride and groom on someone else's wedding shoot, but I consider these two wedding photographers fair game. The simple rule is: If you walk around with a camera, it is fair if someone else photographs you.
This picture was taken at The Gardening Association, a park quite far from the harbor area, but it was a long walk.
The harbor area is a great place for shooting textures, and that is what we did. I got some other pictures, very good pictures, in the harbor area too, but I am saving those for a special occasion. :-)
A couple of days later, another friend of mine called and asked if I would like to go on a walk in the harbor. Of course I would, so we did.
We must have looked a bit crazy, because we did things like this:
...in order to get experimental pictures like this:
On my way back from the walk, I got lucky and saw two balloons. I climbed a hill to get a bit of elevation from the ground, and got a series of pictures like this one:
The third time around was after the Retro Games Convention. At the convention, I got pictures like this:
After the game convention, I walked home, camera in hand, and got more shots:
After all the excitement at the game convention, I was looking for simple, quiet things.
I had to run a bit to get into position to shoot the rubber boat.
I did meet some people, but they were pretty quiet too:
The point is that returning to the same spot pays off. The three walks I described here paid off in terms of very different photographs, and very different experiences, each time.
At other times, I return to the same spot in order to fix details I am not happy with. More about that in another post.