Look for images everywhere!

I look for images everywhere, but the trouble that it can delay my non-photographic life.  Here’s an example:

Last week I was going back to my car from shopping at a local supermarket.  I pushed my trolley towards the trolly park and saw a long row of other trollies.  I saw a pattern, and wondered what they looked like viewed from a low angle.  It was easy to pop my mobile phone inside one of the trollies.

There was a great “to infinity” effect with the trollies’ metal frames.  I did a quick B&W conversion to remove a distracting background colour and to simplify the image.  I also did a Perspective Crop to make sure it all lined up nicely.

These trollies are clearly an inspiration, (or I spend too long lurking in supermarket car parks),  because a week earlier, on a very wet day, I had spotted a reflection in a big puddle in the car park.  I got low down to get a good angle and reflect the sky. I’ve inverted the image in post-processing.   The lower frames of the trollies look, to me, like the hammers in the video for Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”.

I do do more interesting things than shopping, such as the washing up, but once again I got caught by the seeing images bug.  One particular saucepan we have has a hole in the lid.  It’s just right to generate little bubbles when it’s put into the soapy water.  The bubbles formed a hexagonal-close-packed array.  It’s common in nature; think honeycomb.  I popped my macro lens on to my mobile phone got in really close.

I said that looking for images all the time can delay my non-photographic life.  Thinking a bit more about these images makes me wonder if I actually have a non-photographic life!

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