My SoFoBoMo 2016 Project Begins


“What was that you were saying, asked Fred?  I’ve got so much on my mind I can’t seem to get anything finished.”

“If you’re feeling overwhelmed, why don’t you go take some pictures?  You know it relaxes you replied his girlfriend Kathy.”

Today I am starting my SoFoBoMo 2016 project, I’ve decided to work on a personal project of Triangles.

I tend to shoot abstract photographs when left to my own devices.  But for this project I have decided to mix it up a bit and include a variety of techniques.  With each image I am trying to build in a triangle as a dominant design element.

triangles-179Today I visited a local park where there are playing fields, lots of trees and a stream.  Of the images I shot this morning, my favorite is the one on the right.  I am intrigued by the triangle created with the two sprinklers as they cross over the bench.  It directs my eye up into the leaves of the trees in the background.

For landscapes I use triangles as a base for my image more often than any other way.  But for this image, I like the positive message created by an upward-pointing triangle.

Of course I could not resist abstracts completely.  I took several, some stairs, close ups of playground equipment, some motion-blurred trees.

Only time can tell what will make the final cut.  I’ll be working on an Artist’s Statement for my book over the next couple of weeks.  I’ve found that often images I like will not fit the statement and I must cut them.  I also find this to be an essential aspect of developing a “body of work.”  The Artist’s Statement drives my final edit.  Much in the same way a magazine story will dictate the images that get selected.

SoFoBoMo 2016

If you are looking for something constructive to why not start your SoFoBoMo book?