As noted in an earlier post, I recently attended a photography workshop hosted by Freeman Patterson. For one of the exercises each student was assigned a spot in the lane from which he could not move. We were stationed in our respective positions for one and one half hours. The purpose of such an exercise is to drive creativity. An interesting approach.
The first little while, may be as much as 30 minutes, were spent just taking shots. But after that phase wore out--after all the easy shots were out of my system--I was compelled to look a little deeper. This is where creativity is forced. After the easy shots one needs to think. My position was beside a Honda SUV. After taking the usual shots, including a few reflections through the hub caps, I made the one below.
This was a dangerous shot! It involved swinging the camera on its strap around my head with an open shutter. I set the camera shutter to a 2 second delay to allow me to start swinging the device, plus bracketing so the camera would fire off multiple shots. I repeated this procedure several times. Only a couple shots were of interest; the above was what I thought was the best. The red comes through from the tail lights; the silver from the colour of the vehicle. I suspect the blue is from the sky.