Monday, April 24, 2017

Thematic Photographic 410 - Reflections

No longer alive
London, ON
April 2017
I took a photowalk the other morning, my way of killing time while our daughter was at work. I hadn't been out in a while, and I deliberately brought the wrong equipment with me - a lovely old 85mm lens that I almost never use because it lacks that do-everything convenience of a zoom.

Looking at what I brought back, I realize I've been missing the point all along because a fixed focal length lens forces you to shoot in a completely different way. You have to use your feet and your brain to pre-compose, and soon enough you find you don't much miss being able to zoom in and out with your fingertips. Photography isn't always about taking the easy way out, and this long-overdue walk turned into a nice reminder of that.

I also forced myself to shoot monochrome - another throwback to when I used to challenge myself to look at the world differently. More of this looms in my photographic future, as well.

Your turn:  This week's Thematic theme is Reflections. Please share a pic or three (however many you wish) of something that supports this theme. Be liberal with how you interpret the theme, as that's the point of the exercise - so mirrors, bodies of water, even car windows are all fair game. Post your pic(s) to your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it/them. Head here if you'd like more info on how Thematic works, and feel free to drop by again later in the week - bonus if you bring a friend. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Gilly said...

Made it this time! See my reflections at http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Karen S. said...

Delightful capture, not just a reflection but a shimmering one too! Here's mine
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2017/04/reflections.html

photodoug said...

Carmi, captured during a birding walk. Thank you for your prompt.

http://dougphotoblog2016.blogspot.com/2017/04/reflections.html

Alexia said...

I love this prompt, Carmi. Some of my reflections are here.

Bob Scotney said...

Oops I forgot to add my link https://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/reflections-thematic-photography.html