I thought show me the door would be a fun an excuse to get out and explore. Or to even be interpreted in another way. Regardless, an interesting and fun and easier prompt considering last week’s “state of mind” was more difficult than intended. With the weather getting warmer in the States, I knew that I’d probably end up on a photowalk… but I had my fingers crossed that driving through rural Indiana on Sunday would lend to something interesting. All we saw was a bunch of green, no towns, so photowalk it was.
A wonderfully muggy photowalk with my good friend, Erin, who has enough patience to pause every half block and even point things out along the way.
We set out from the alley behind our building on Fourth Street and walked all over — across to Second Street, all the way down to Broadway, across Broadway, and eventually came back down Fourth Street. I got a lot photos to choose from, and saw some glass work and deco I hadn’t seen before in Louisville, but narrowing down which photo to choose wasn’t that hard.
Settings: f/3.2, 1/400 sec, 35mm, ISO 400
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF35mm f/1.4L USM
I have walked past this door before. Several times, in fact, over the last three years. And I have never seen it.
We had just passed Safier, a Mediterranean deli that has chicken shawarma sandwich I like to put my face into, and saw the gold-colored lines on the curved walls on the sidewalk. And when we rounded the corner, we were both like “oooh!” Haha!
The color in this image was great… the marble is maroon and most of the metal is brassy, with a bit of dull silver where the rivets are, and the tiles in front are orange and yellow. But when I converted it to black and white I fell in love with the sharp contrast, the light reflecting off the metal perfectly… ahhh. The leading lines from the curved corners on the sidewalk take in you in, then you see all the lines on the door, the handles, the window above. The tiles on the ground create an arrow pointing to the door. This door is so inviting. And the light… did I mention the light?
I really like the image I was able to get this week. And being able to spend time with a friend who was also hunting and playing along made the photowalk better. Maybe I can convince her to join me again next week. ;)
Week 24: Curves
Composing with lines can add interest to an image, and a curve can take the viewer’s eye on a journey. Think about all the curves you see, man-made or in nature, in the foreground or background, and think of an interesting way to photograph them. Remember you are guiding the viewer’s eye, so consider where your curve begins and ends, and how you frame the entire story.
Bonus Challenge: If you’re up for another challenge this week, photograph an implied curve — where there is no physical curve, but that your subject is presented in a way that a curve is implied.
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