I’ve been a crappy blogger the last few weeks. I decided I wanted to slow down a bit over the last few weeks. I’ve been wandering about my city with my camera snapping some pictures. I should be back into art making mode this coming weekend as Jane and I find a place to do a little en plein air painting. Our last trip out was in 100+ degree heat and it left us both feeling like we were fighting the paint and thus our painting. Jane went back to her studio and worked on a little image and I delved further into my camera.
I was an artist who poo-poo’d on photography thinking it a gear head type of endeavor. This summer I decided to invest in a micro 4/3rds camera and really start to take more photos as starting points for my winter paintings. I’ve found myself really enjoying the basics of photography. In no way am I embracing the gear headedness of photography. Instead I’m focusing on getting the most out of my camera and taking pictures of places I really like around my city.
The point of this post is to push myself to really push the limits of myself and to try and capture some spots I know, and love with the lens, with no pressure to create art right now, but to look and see, frame an image and snap a picture.
So I leave you with a few shots.