Thursday, April 29, 2010


I don't really do "urban" photography, mostly because we don't live in a very urban area, and rural photography is my preference anyway. I spied this bike sitting in front of the local Long John Silver's restaurant weeks ago, but was too shy trying to take a picture of it. The sign on the restaurant caught my eye, and that bike added something special to the whole thing. I pass this spot every Friday night when I go grocery shopping, and every time since I first noticed it weeks ago, the bike was either not there when I drove by, or there was a car parked in front of it, obstructing the shot.  Tonight it just happened to be there, so I thought I better take advantage of the situation. Several things could be better about this image, like the placement of the bike and the lighting, but sometimes you just have to work with what you have. It was a big deal for me just to stand there with my little point-and-shoot and take the picture, since I'm more of a "private" shooter, not really liking others to see me while I shoot (I imagine much the same as someone might feel self conscious being watched while they are painting).

Overall, the shot is not as awesome as I had hoped it would be, but I'm still glad I took it anyway.


Anonymous said...

I agree w/ you - rural photography is my preference, too! It's a cool image though, but I know what you mean about urban photog!

I was at my parent's farm the other day & remembered what you said about holding the camera underneath the flower (or whatever subject) & just shooting - I took several shots! Swing by & check out my Sky Watch Friday pics this week - They turned out a lot better than I thought they would for my lil digital camera! heheheee

Heather said...

Tricia - I suppose if I lived in a more urban area I might be more of a fan of urban photography. You photograph what you know, and in our case, that's rural scenes. You did a great job with your Skywatch Friday shots.