The World Through My Eyes

This challenge was unique and insulting, not necessarily in that order. The instructions required us to give serious forethought to composing our shots, as if we were shooting with expensive film or something!

I mean it’s like they are insinuating we drive by and shoot fields of cows from our cars.
OK, well, I do do that, sometimes, but most of those I end up deleting.
So after getting over my hissy fit at being insulted ( 😉 ) I decided to give this challenge some thought. I hope you like what I came up with.

1. Observe a scene first before lifting your camera to your eye.
I scoped this train station out trying to get the right angle that would leave out trash cans, etc. Admittedly I had been here before with less stellar results but this shot was worth the effort.

1. Observe a scene first before lifting your camera to your eye.

1. Observe a scene first before lifting your camera to your eye.

2. Ask yourself: What is the subject? What will you (not) include in the frame?

There was a parking lot very close to this round of hay that I definitely did not want in this shot.
The World Through My Eyes(w)#(3)

3. Look for natural lines or frames in the shot to guide the viewer’s eye
I specifically was trying to get this rural scene. Most times I avoid power lines but here I was trying to show the natural beauty that exists so close to home.

The World Through My Eyes(w)#(5)

4.Try different angles: Get low on the pavement. Look down from above.
Okay I am not much any more for getting down, the knees doth protest too much! But this day I actually rolled up my white capris (Why is it that I wear white and end up in mud?) and got on my knees. There is no other way to capture this shot from this angle.

Try different angles: Get low on the pavement. Look down from above

Try different angles: Get low on the pavement. Look down from above

And now that that is over with…

Drive by

Drive by

16 thoughts on “The World Through My Eyes

  1. You succeeded in both illustrating the instructions and also mocking them. As a complete amateur, I always try to frame, get the right angle, design the composition etc before shooting out of the car window without looking.

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  2. Love your sense of humor. And the electric lines in photo did a great job of drawing my eye to the subject. And what was that subject again? The drive by shooting was definitely the best.

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  3. Whahahaha! I truly enjoyed your humorous post! Great shots and challenge for the entry! I am glad your drive by shooting was with a camera and not a gun. LOL!
    Thanks for sharing and for the smile. 😀 *hugs*

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