50 Feet of Pics

July 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

What type of subject matter gets my camera shaking?  That's the topic of today's Apertures and you may be surprised by what you discover.  UntitledUntitledDirectly across the street from our home was a friends house with a small grove of trees planted just behind her back yard. I caught this picture as the sun was setting on an overcast day.

One day, I can't remember why, I began to wonder what would happen if I limited my search for photographic images to 50 feet from the front door of our home.  Suddenly, what some might consider a hair-brained idea, became a brand new project, which I'm calling 50 Feet of PicsI decided nothing inside our house could be photographed for this series and only items outside that we didn't place were in play.  The exterior of the home was fair game and so were items that came into the 50 foot space temporarily.

 

In preparation for this new venture, I measured the perimeter of our home and realized, in the process, that some shots I've taken in the past would fall within the 50 foot limit so that pumped me up to get started.  While measuring, I found some really exciting possibilities like man-hole covers, sewer drains, and portions of parking stalls.  Wow...I could hardly wait to get started.

 

In December 2016, I changed the project from 50 feet to 698 miles, with our move from Hercules, CA to Creston, WA.  Actually, I'm still shooting withing 50 feet of our home, it's just the home that's moved.  

 

So that gives you a little look into my photographic mind...it doesn't always identify subjects that others might choose.  In fact, I've started a series titled, "You Wouldn't Shoot This" and the first gallery is already online.  If you dare, check it out and, if you haven't already, sign up for email updates by contacting me, so you won't miss the next exciting gallery to show up.

 


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