365-298 Just seeing

The photos today are just things I saw. I guess most photography is just that – things you see. Of course sometimes it may be things that the camera saw. A telephoto can compress distance that would be tough for you to see, or not think of seeing, without it. The same can be said for extreme wide-angle or macro lenses. Looking through a camera can change what you thought you saw into something you didn’t imagine. Yet when you see this different vision you immediately think, “yeah, I knew that”.

I like to work both ways. Sometimes I know I need a wide-angle lens to record what I see and sometimes I’ll try a wide-angle to see what the camera sees. Todays photos are the result of the former. I just saw some things and shot them. Pretty straightforward. No optical trickery. I swung through a parking lot of a flea market that looked like it hadn’t been operating for a while. Just tattered tarps covering tattered stuff. There really wasn’t anyone around that I knew of but as much as I wanted to snoop around for photos, I stayed on the outskirts so no one would think I was trying to steal any junk. Pentax K20D, DA17-70

Blue Hexagons

Near the flea market was this old bank. I just had to shoot it when I spotted the “Burglar Alarm” attached to the building. I don’t know if it was supposed to thwart thieves or alert the townspeople that the bank was being robbed.

  One thought on “365-298 Just seeing

  1. October 26, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Cool photos and I always enjoy your essays!

    • October 27, 2011 at 6:02 am

      Thank you Karen. I guess my “lessons” are my way of assuring myself that I’m not too crazy.

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