While the city is where I feel most comfortable, it’s always nice to escape from time to time.
On more than one occasion I’ve come back to this image I took last Sunday outside of my in-laws’ house. My wife and I arrived to an out-of-commission front stoop so we had to walk around the back to enter.
En route I caught this vivid red bush against the reddish-brown siding and had to take a step back. I suppose I was looking for color at the moment, which is interesting to reflect on because I’m not always looking for color. Sometimes I’m looking for light or a shape. In any event, it’s hardly a conscious effort … what I’m looking for.
Lately I spent quite a bit of time going through photos I’ve taken that I either (a) wasn’t proud of or (b) thought “didn’t fit my mold” at the time.
Comb the Archive
If you’re a photographer, I highly recommend reviewing the images kept in the bottom of the drawer. You might look at them differently in one, three, or six months. And you may find a hidden gem (or more).
The images featured here were lost but found, taken in Las Vegas in December, 2017 with my iPhone 6s Plus. All were edited in Lightroom and VSCO.
A few friends and I visited Illinois’ Starved Rock State Park earlier this month. We planned for the trip from Chicago weeks in advance, and while we didn’t consider rain we made the best of the experience. Nobody melted and I managed to get some shots I really liked.
All images were taken with the Canon AE-1 using Kodak Portra 400, and edited in Lightroom.