Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week 4 - Leading Lines

This is been a busy week.  Every night of Week 4 I have had a commitment to do something after work, a class, a play, a board or committee meeting.  It is bad enough that during this time of year I leave home to go to work just after dawn and I rarely do I make it home before dark.  So my shooting opportunities are limited with natural light.  Usually I'm too tired to shoot after a 12 hour day.  Because of my fatigue at the end of a day, I have not tried my hand at night photography.  That is for the weeks to come.

This week's theme is 'Leading Lines'.  I like those.  As you can see, for me, leading lines tend toward patterns.  This week I used my iPhone to take this one.  The only places I was this week was work, meeting rooms and classrooms, which for me are all the same.  So, when I was able to run an errand on Saturday morning I saw these as I grabbed my cart.  The red caught my attention and I saw the lines.  I whipped out my iPhone and snapped the shot.  My camera was in my purse, but that would have taken time.  You know what it is like, take it off your shoulder, find the camera, take it out of the case, put the case back...  Because I snapped it when I did, I caught the happer shopper at the end of the leading lines.

My old iPhone 3G doesn't have the large mega pixel that the new one has.   My first photography teacher always said, "It's not the equipment.  The photography is always taken six inches behind the lens."  I have always remembered that.  The shot is in your mind.  The photographer has to bring it out through the tools he or she has.  Thanks Mr. Jones, who I believe is still teaching at SMC.

8 comments:

meg.. said...

Lines that I can totally relate to! I love how you pulled this shot together. Good job.

Paula said...

I love the patterns they make...a fun shot!

Shannon Hager said...

Great shot! I love this idea.

Laura said...

this I like!

Jan said...

Love all the red!
And good eye ;)
It makes me grin when I hear stories like this from you guys ... how you're out and about and spot something for the prompt. I love that!

Thanks for linking up at focus52!

Anna Hartman said...

Love this, Kym. The repetition is hypnotic.

samantha jillian said...

i totally know what you mean about running around and not having time to get a shot you really want. i think this is great, though. :) happy monday.

Jeff Ballam said...

I love lines in photos! And the red just sets it off. Your teacher was right, the shot is in the mind! Beautiful.