Closed for Business
This morning I got up and went out to take photos around the industrial areas near where I live. They aren’t factories or anything like that, but small businesses, like garages, plumbers etc. I had this idea of doing some images and doing that empty landscape type of thing that I have been working on. I drove around and took quite a few photos, and then I got home and started looking at the photos. I have to say it, I didn’t like any of them. It was so disappointing. I have picked one and done some work on it.
I tried quite a few things with this, but nothing seemed to work. I liked the sunburst over the building, but it ended up being too hard to work with. I just put a bit of blur over the top, and masked out some of it. I made the image darker. lightened some, then added some vignetting.
Perhaps part of the problem was that I had no real idea of what my plan was, or what I wanted. Actually that isn’t true, I did have an idea, but when I got there the light was wrong. We have had cloudy skies all week, but the sun came out this morning, and the shadows were too long. I didn’t find it as inspiring as I thought it would be. Maybe later in the day would be better, or maybe overcast. I don’t know, I need to rethink the idea.
On another note, I don’t know if I told you that I entered some images in a competition. I didn’t win, but one of the images did get a silver award.
I don’t know if it really means anything. Two other images also received Bronze awards. I haven’t worked out if all the images get awards, either gold, silver or bronze, or if only some do. I have no idea really, it is the first time I have ever entered a competition like this.