“We’re excited about today’s theme, solitude. In addition to thinking about what it means to you, also consider the placement of the subject in your shot. How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place?”
I went for a walk the other day and took my trusty Nikon with the intention of taking some shots to catch up on assignments. When I finally got to a moment where I wanted to take a shot that was going to, no exaggeration, change the world and I came to the sudden realisation (I was aware that several people on benches were watching me as I tiptoed past 100 hungry ducks of whom were watching me closely) that my battery was out for the afternoon itself. Massive photography fail. So I did what I had to do – “took a photo”, turned the camera “off” and walked away all cool and casual.
Dignity in tact, I got my iPhone 5 involved and I was actually pretty pleased with how it turned out. The lone bird (type I am unsure of) was searching through the boggy waters and I sat for a moment waiting for my moment. I am very respectful of animals, I get this from my older brother, Rory. I didn’t want to startle the little being all for the purpose of a ‘perfect photo’. So I waited. x