Despite the fact that I’m my own boss, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I go out and photograph anytime that I want. Like everyone else there are too many things to do and only so many hours in the day.
I had an appointment in South Pasadena this morning and I arrived 30 minutes early. At first, I thought I would just kill time on my phone going through my e-mail and mindlessly browsing the Internet.
Instead, I realized that I could spend the next 30 minutes being productive and go out and make some photographs with my Samsung NX500.
When I looked around, I didn’t think much of where I was. I found myself in a big empty parking lot. But I realized that if I were to find anything interesting, I had to stop seeing around me so literally. I needed to take everything apart and look at everything as light, shape, color and pattern. It was only then that I realized that there were some interesting things surrounding me.
The wall of the building where I parked my car captured my attention, as did the deep blue sky. I worked on creating images that captured the color contrast, but took advantage of the strong graphic element of the roofline itself.
I looked at the ground and saw the elements on the ground could also be a point of interest. I pulled even further back and saw that the asphalt itself added to the composition as well.
After the half hour had passed, I rushed off to my appointment, grateful that I had taken the time to practice seeing.