365-206 Stranger in a strange land

So I am working out of town for a few more days and I’m having a tough time with my photography. I don’t know what it is but I’m not really happy with the direction it has been going the last few days (weeks?). I thought it would help being in a different city but so far it has been a little difficult. Of course my shooting time has been limited to the end of the day. So I feel the pressure to get a shot in and most likely just “shoot something” to at least get a photo in for the day. Plus, the city I am in isn’t that large but I find it tough to get around in, especially while trying to look for photo opportunities at the same time. I know I just need to relax, learn about the area, take my time and look around, and then just focus on the type of shots I want to do. So hang in there and I’ll try to turn this rig around. Pentax K20D, DA 17-70.

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Look into Darkness



  One thought on “365-206 Stranger in a strange land

  1. Nathan Stitt
    July 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Just wanted to stop by and say that I’m still enjoying your photo journaling. You mentioned a few days ago on pic 200 that you feel bad for spamming your readers. I know that I enjoy your daily posts and it’s a good thing, not a bad thing in my opinion. As for your post yesterday I also have really enjoyed your B&W images, they feel more compelling. You make a good point though that not all images benefit from B&W conversion. Keep up the great exercises here and don’t get too discouraged!

    • July 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Nathan. I just have my moments, I guess. It doesn’t help that I’m going through employment issues at the same time as trying to do a 365 project! But, I’m not giving up on either. Although I’m still looking for a full time job, I did secure a well paying assignment through my professional contacts. As for the photography, I will like it better when I can post on occassion with a nice set of photos instead of having to do something every day. Then again doing a 365 forces me to go out and do photography even when I don’t feel like it which, to me, is a good thing.

      The black and white photos are a natural for the area I’m shooting in right now. Urban shots just seem to work well in black and white. I’m fine with that.

  2. Nathan Stitt
    July 27, 2011 at 8:48 am

    My brother has attempted multiple pic-a-day projects over the last few years. This Aug. he is starting a new one that is a one year pic-a-week project instead. My students and I are going to follow along with his weekly themes I think. Here’s his post about it:


    • July 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      That looks like an interesting and fun challenge. Thinking in those certain terms when you head out is great visual exercise. Looking forward to seeing the results!

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