Week 14: Colorful | 2018 Project 52

I swear one of these weeks I’m going to start planning again versus playing the “what can I find around my house” game.

But alas… it isn’t this week. I hope you all forgive me.

colorful books

Settings: f/4.0, 1/80 sec, 50mm, ISO 5000
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF50mm f/1.2L USM

A total lazy ass move, but I photographed by shelves at home. I had some interesting play time with a hurricane; the way the light hit it was interesting, but it wasn’t enough. It lost my interest. But books on a shelf… there’s more to that.

I always like to see what other people keep on their shelves because you can tell a lot about person based on what they read. Personally, I love fiction. And if it’s weird like Gaiman or Niffenegger, I like it a lot. Last year I made a goal to read 30 books and I did it (still so proud of myself!). I know I won’t hit that milestone this year, but reading is a hobby I’ve enjoyed for years.

We have several books on our shelves that span from Tolkein to children’s literature to best sellers to photography to How to Fix Plumbing Yourself. But this little grouping here? These are some of my favorites, going back at least 18 years. Some I read in college. Some are gifts. Some have been read more than once. Some have made me laugh. Some have made me cry. And some remind me of certain people.

So while they are colorful and they help me get my photo this week… it was also a nice think of the memories that come with them.

Week 15: Square
due 04.11.18

We’re circling back to a shape prompt this week (see what I did there?) and we’re on the hunt for squares in Week 15.

This is another broad prompt, one that can be taken in almost any direction. And remember that you can photograph shapes in different ways: positive vs negative, diagrammed within the photo itself, composition, etc. So don’t just look for interesting squares, EXPLORE THEM – walk around your subject, get close, step back, change your point of view, slow down that shutter and move… and get funky.

Last week’s photo: Photographer’s Choice #2018P52

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