Another lost weekend

I actually attempted some photography this weekend. Well, attempted in the sense that I drove out to shoot, but I rarely actually pressed the shutter. The problem was I didn’t really know what I was looking for and I didn’t know where to find it. I knew it wasn’t anywhere familiar and I knew it wasn’t anything familiar. The light is finally getting interesting this time of year but I wasn’t able to capitalize on it this time around.  So I kind of reverted back to cruising through some nearby small towns in the hope of finding something old and interesting. I did see a few possible photos but, as usual, parking is at a premium (as in none) on the local rural roads, at least anything that could be done safely. But it was a cloudy day and I thought those subjects would look better in more dramatic light, so maybe I’ll try some other time.

But the soft light does help when shooting details and as I was sitting in a gravel parking lot trying to decide on which direction to drive next, I gazed upon this old payphone and thought it would be nice to at least shoot something so I wouldn’t go home empty-handed. I found it quite interesting as I got near to it. Lots of texture.  It’s not exactly what I had in mind for the day but, as a detail study, I think it looks nice.

© David Guidas

© David Guidas


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