I powered through the first five chapters in one sitting and then stopped. Chapter Five is where the assignments begin. The first assignment is called Color. I want to take some time with this assignment before moving on.
One of the “rules” of the assignment isto “forget about shooting flowers and nature.” I broke this rule for my first walk about because… well, I work at a nature center and that’s where I was when I had time to shoot.
It was cold and gray. The clouds were thick and threatened rain – or snow. Occasionally, though, the sun would break through. It was late in the afternoon – 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
I tried to follow the spirit of the assignment in all its other aspects:
- Look for bold, vivid colors.
- When you are stopped by a flash of color, let your mind stop. Spend half a minute looking further and contemplating what stopped you.
- Enjoy yourself.
I was pleased with a handful of my “captures.” I will post each separately.
Tagged: Contemplative Photography