Another wonderful lesson from Kat over at Kat Eye Studio (check out her HOT new site) for Find Your Eye. There was a time that I never thought I would find my eye. I think I might have to eat those words. I'm finding my eye all over the place and loving that. As always....thank you Kat!
When I first read about this lesson I couldn't wait to try it. A familiar object, 20-30 pics, from a variety of POVs (points of view). Yupper, I was all ready to run out there and "get 'er done". Yee-hah. Well yesterday by chance, I finally did "get 'er done". Geez Louise, could there be a little less work and a little more play in my life, please and thank you.
On my lunch break after the gym, a morning of work, and before an afternoon of work, passing out Halloween candy, and a 4 1/2 hour drum/choral rehearsal....(I think I'm just justifying my claim to busyness) I thought I'd get a quick little walk on the beach with Tula. I was NOT thinking about FYE, or POV, or XYZ, or PDQ, I was thinking about multi-tasking lunch, dog walk, and exercise...but I did bring my camera JIC....that's just in case and I just made that up.
That's about the time that, up near the cement wall sheltering a shoreline house from nature,
I spotted this:
A kindly person had likely rescued it, carefully wound the lines and placed the buoy atop in hopes that the lobsterman might come by and retrieve it. They lose a lot of equipment to the rage of the sea, and it is expensive to replace.
I took this photo of it:
This floater was dangling off to the side and I guess this is what my normal POV would be. I'm often a vertical shooter and I normally shoot not the whole thing, but a part of it. No clue what that's about, but it just is. I took a couple other snaps when I suddenly realized I could add another "task" to my routine and make it a lunch/dog walk/exercise/FYE moment.
Not everyone was super pleased about an additional "task" being added to "their" moment in the sun.
I took about 35 photos from a lot of different angles. I was working with midday sun which is my least favorite, and there was a yellow dog standing on the wall above my head, but for FYE I soldiered on.
Black and Orange
It was Halloween yesterday....hence the title. I think this is my favorite of the group. The green and pink tags are required markings. I'm always amazed for something so utilitarian how many colors there are involved in a trap. I'm sure I would have missed this shot without being inspired by Kat to really explore lots of angles.
I don't know if the color of the lines (lines, not ropes....big "faux pas" to call them ropes) has any significance, but I see a lot of different colors out there. This is from the top looking down.
Trapped in Shadows
I was thinking about my classmate Brenda when I took this shot. Honestly, without her influence in the last couple FYE classes, I wouldn't have taken this shot.....thanks Brenda. I would love to see what she might do with this shadow, I'm sure I didn't do it justice.
And without this lesson idea running through my head, I wouldn't have snapped this shot of the sand wedged into the side of the trap. It reminded me a bit of one of those drip castles kids make on the beach in the summer.
The only angle I didn't go after was one from the ground. I would have had to lay in the sand and on a multi-tasking walk, between morning and afternoon office shift, sand everywhere was not really an option (it's bad enough just on shoes). I'm sorry about that; I love images from a low POV, yet it is something I often forget to do. I'm trying to be better about that.
Tula was quite happy to move along down the beach and I did make it back to the office in time. All in all that's very successful multi-tasking if you ask me.
Looking through all the photos I took, my favorites were the close ups and partial shots. I didn't like the photos featuring the entire trap. My first shot that I took before I was even thinking about POV was one of my favorites, but there were several I would have missed without slowing down to give this discarded trap some thought. I really enjoyed this lesson and hope to use it again and again.