Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world with another person’s eyes? See what they notice, what never enters their mind, what their first thoughts are in different situations. I think about this all the time. I used to work with a painter who would put the most unlikely colors in her pictures, and it always worked brilliantly. I asked her about this once and she said “I think that I see more colors than other people do.” What if that is true? Other friends cannot tune out even subtle background music. I don’t even hear it, but for them it is like lights going off in their brain. What would it be like to experience that?
Photography changes your vision. Carrying a camera makes me see the same scenes differently than I would without a camera. I always pay attention to faces, and often wish that I could photograph strangers whose features I find interesting. But I also see patterns, lines, tiny pieces of scenes and imagine capturing them in the frame. My assignment to myself to shoot 100 frames in my kitchen helped me notice little things in my own environment in a new way. I noticed how I wanted to shoot and adjusted the camera accordingly–for the most part I used a 50mm lens wide open (f 1.8). Although I really prefer to shoot people, these exercises are great fun, wonderful to play around.
I processed all of the files in Lightroom using only one or two presets. I did a couple in color and black and white, just to show the difference the processing makes (or because I could not decide which way I liked them better). Having fun was the name of the game.
Since I did so many frames I will post a selection of them today and tomorrow. Check it out. I would love comments here, on Facebook or on my Twitter feed (tab at left).
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