Time sure has a way of getting away from you, especially if you're like me and would rather spend it outdoors instead of in front of your computer. My studio partner and photography motivator (as in, "get busy!") reminded me how long it had been since our last photo challenge, which was to produce a photograph that somehow embodied the concept of soft.
The topic this time around? Stripes.
I have always found that the simpler a concept may sound, it's that much more difficult to actually realize. It's easy to look at the word stripes
and think t-shirts and zebras, but we're looking for something deeper and more subtle.
The staircase photo above is my initial entry. I love to work with lines (stripes?) and geometric form; and, as with a lot of my recent work away from the studio, this was taken with my trusty iPhone 4s. And I really like this photo on the right; it's Whitney's submission and is a terrific image with strong photographic elements and a touch of whimsy. It has that special "HDR" look that I like so much.
So get out and try on some new ideas and ways of seeing things. Anything goes. No rules, no limitations. Just inspiration.
It's nice outside. Think I'll go out and shoot.
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