Lastnight was our local photo club meeting. Every second meeting is our photo sharing night. One of the photos we bring has to follow a theme. It seems that everyone interprets these themes differently, which is a bonus! Last nights theme was clouds, but not just a photo of plain old clouds. There had to be a compositional element in the photo to be used to 'frame' the clouds. Framing like with a tree, branch, building, etc.
I was in a panic because the last two weeks have been rather 'grey sky' days for photo opportunities. But yesterday, it was that blue sky with white puffy cloud sort of day, a pefect cloud day. And I knew I'd find the shot I was looking for. I figured, everyone would use a tree in their photo because that's the most obvious sample and I was headed to my fave park to do just that.
But, on my way past our new visitors center here, the newest native sculpture caught my eye. Now THAT would be unique. So I whipped into the parking lot & over to the sculpture. It is a difficult one to photo as a whole cuz there's tonnes of stuff around it, like the buidling, flag poles, the highway etc. But if you're only trying to shoot UP then it works. I chose my angle, the sun was in the perfect spot to give that bright blue sky some nice color & the clouds, nice & white!
Anyways, the above photo is the results, obviously. I was very pleased with it because it was 'out of the ordinary' for photo styles that I normally do. I like being presented with a specific 'assignment' like that, in which I have to think outside of my box and then I learn a bit more about myself each time!