This morning the weather was overcast with periods of misty rain. I was hoping to actually shoot during the wet morning conditions but by the time I could get out and shoot the mist had stopped and everything was dry. The overcast skies remained and and I went downtown to see if I could spot anything interesting.
Now, I live in a small town. A very quiet small town…so, there isn’t much going on during an overcast Sunday afternoon. I did mange to find a few things to shoot. The following images arn’t the most dramatic of photos but they do represent my surroundings on this day.
I felt much safer once I realized the local pink flamingo brigade was watching over me.
This vacant shop provided some inspiring words…If you look closely you can see the photographer’s reflection in the door.
I’m not sure what this guy was doing…best to just move along and let him be.
This was the best image of the day. It’s a poster in the window of the local comic book store. I like the double exposure effect that you get from the streets reflection in the window.
That’s it for today. If you would like to see more images from my walk follow me on Instagram at mike_lovette
A few nights ago I met up with a good friend and fellow photographer to do a bit of urban exploration in our small downtown environment. We are limited to just a few blocks of buildings and alleys. I considered the night to be a successful outing. I think we will only get better with time as we learn to recognize opportunities. This was more of a test run than anything else. In the past couple of weeks I have ventured out with my wife a time of two to shoot predetermined areas. This was the first time to meet up with a fellow photographer to just wander around and see what we could find. I came away with some decent shots and some that are less than impressive. But, all in all, it was a good learning experience. I look forward to more outings, more exploration, and hopefully more “post worthy” photos.
This image was captured on the same night as my Main at Dusk photo. It is another long exposure photo. This time the subject is an alley downtown. I like the strong contrast of this image and the texture created by the brick walls.
This is a shot of Main Street in my hometown located in the foothills of NC. I have been wanting to try long exposure photography and this is one of my first attempts. I am pleased with how this image turned out from the strong contrast in the sky to the illuminated buildings in the foreground.