Scuffing on the Wall
With yesterday being Valentines day I had set out on a mission to create a Valentines inspired image different from anything I had seen. I fabricated a brilliant idea and went to town to create it! I went out and spent $35+ on supplies and hurried home to set it all up. I spent 20 plus minutes in working on the super simple setup and shot for an hour and a half running back and forth to the computer to verify results. I would get about 10-15 min into editing an image before realizing that I needed to shoot at a different angle. So I would hurry back over to the setup and shoot again. I put a great deal of effort into these shots, and then came to the realization that it just wasn’t happening the way I wanted haha. I don’t share this to get pity, I just feel at times we should share the humor of our failures. Keeps us humble 🙂 I haven’t done away with the idea just yet, I just think its going to work better in a different setting and have plans to create it soon 😉
Being this took me late into the night and I had to get up early this morning for a conference call, I decided to share an image from last week that I wanted to share, but it got beat out by the Summer Colors photo. There has already been a great number of comments on the interesting skid marks left on the wall, which is the element that drew me in to curiously capture the scene. I think Leah nailed it when she guessed that it was left by bike tires from kids doing tricks off the wall. However I still love letting my imagination run in order to come up with less likely but more exaggerated excuses for the marks. I also love the common thought of an urban grass feeling, and thought the same thing when I started working with it in lightroom.
One of the things I love about shooting downtown is there is a new “adventure” like this around every corner! The busy streets hold so many stories ready to be revealed, and it changes every single day. Just the idea that this original scene could all be washed off the wall next week creating a completely different story excites me at a high level. The world is always changing and I love being out there to experience and capture it!