365-341 A stop on the sidewalk

I took todays photos here in town. It was another dark and rainy/snowy day so I didn’t want to venture off pavement any. I was off work again because of the weather so I could roam a little. Usually that’s a good thing, having time to shoot during the day, but because it was so dark it didn’t really make any difference, lighting-wise. I went down a couple of city streets near the college that I normally don’t use. There are lots of large old houses in that area so I thought I could find something interesting. I saw a large house that was for rent with another house next to it that was for sale. They both looked unoccupied which put me at ease for taking photos. I don’t usually like to take photos of occupied houses unless I see the homeowner and ask permission. I took a few detail shots but because of the light I was struggling with getting decent hand-holdable shutter speeds coupled with a small enough aperture for decent depth of field. So a lot of the shots I took weren’t very sharp. Oh well, win some, lose some.

My 365 photo of the scaffolding interested me for some reason. Maybe it’s the lines. There are plenty of them, that’s for sure, and I think they just work. Or maybe not. Either way I just kept looking at it more than the other shots so I usually use that as my criteria. All of these photos were taken within steps of each other. With better light I could have explored some details a little more. Perhaps another time. Pentax K20D, DA18-135.

Yellow Scaffold

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-341 A stop on the sidewalk

  1. December 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I love the last three photos a bit more than the first. They have texture and movement. I used the zoom on my iPhone to enlarge the photos and the details of the photos are phenomenal. The kung fu dragon on the porch had me cracking up! Good even for a rainy day.

    Will you still post your photos after the year is over?

    • December 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks. I realize the first photo isn’t the stronger of the bunch but I like to mix it up for my 365 shots. Yes, I’ll still be posting photos after I’m done with my 365. It will be roughly the same but maybe not every day and hopefully I’ll be able to branch out with groupings and essays. The quantity will be less but the quality should be even higher since I’ll be able to take my time finding suitable locations and subjects and shoot when the time is right.

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