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!