I like to make images similar to these for the following reasons:
- They are simple in composition and mostly independent of location.
- I can make them with my pocket camera, or any camera.
- I can make them from jpeg image files.
- They give me an opportunity to utilize my computer software to process them.
- They are different from the hundreds of pictures of activities at Homewood that I’m not showing on my blog; i.e., my other fun work.
- They are fun to make.
- I like them.
One idea is to make a bunch of them for a period of time. I made all of these one morning with my pocket camera. Later in the year, I might select the best from the year and publish them in a book, even if only a digital pdf book, just for the fun of it. I have been researching book making and I liked what Mike Chisholm did with “Boundary Elements revisited.”
I made these as an experiment to test out how large, or small, of a detail I preferred. I think I am finding that it depends on the subject. I am also finding that I prefer man-made objects rather than natural scenes. I need to explore making more that are smaller and some that are larger and I doubt that I will be consistent since subjects of opportunity will change depending on where I am.
Another reason for me making these kinds of images is that I will probably be spending most of my remaining years looking for images where there really aren’t many; but I will still try to make some, like these.
I will probably make most of them in color like above, but will occasionally also make some as monochromes; but, since I thrive on varieties of images, I will not just make these types of images. I will continue to make some flower and mini-landscape images that encompass a wider view.
I also like to make larger detail images, of building segments, street scenes, window reflections, etc. When you get right down to it I like to make pictures, and will make them from what I see around me, anytime, anywhere. My biggest problem is seeing them. It isn’t a visual issue; it is a mind issue. I have to get “in the zone” when looking for, and seeing, images of a particular type and size in a particular area. For those reasons, it takes me a while, and after I get started seeing things, I tend to make a series of images at one time.