After work I took a drive through an urban area on the way back to my hotel. I visit this area a few times a week for photo subjects since it is easily accessible and in between work and my lodging. The actual business area is relatively small and there is a commercial strip on a busy road. But it’s the neighborhoods that hold the details. Consisting of older homes and run down, closed businesses that have been abandoned long ago. I try to keep an eye out for color, lines and textures, for not only the current day but also future reference. Sometimes the lighting isn’t right and I know where to go when I get the opportunity. Other times I just see something and shoot right away. Todays photo was one of those times.
I was driving through a neighborhood a block or so from the main road and decided to turn back and look elsewhere. I turned a corner and spotted this green door on the porch of a house that looked like it was in the process of getting remodeled. Then I saw the cat standing near the porch. I thought it would make a cool photo but I had to go around a block and come back in the other direction. Amazingly after taking the time to do that, the cat was still standing there! I stopped my truck and snapped a shot at the same time I noticed the purple wall in the background which added a nice extra color element. Cool. Pentax K20D, DA17-70
Green Door and Cat