I had the hardest time finding a good subject for Cee’s Compose Yourself photo challenge this week, where we were supposed to take photos of a single photo subject from six different angles.
I started with a nice bloom on one of my dahlias
but then I felt I should practice on something different since I’ve taken hundreds (maybe thousands) of flower shots. So, I practiced on a baby squirrel (would only sit still for two angles), a bridge in my neighborhood (boring) and a dinosaur playground thingy (too many distracting things around it, for starters).
After wandering around my neighborhood searching for something that would hold still and wasn’t ugly, I got in my car and drove to Highland Park in Mill Creek, where I remembered seeing this owl statue.
I shot it from a bunch of different angles.
It was good practice because I haven’t had much opportunity to take photos of statues and monuments and stuff and, when I do see them, I have no idea how to go about getting the best angle.
While I’m not excited about any of them, I think I like this one best because I like the shape of the tail and the ears in it and, of course, the red tree in the background.
And I like this one next best, because the wood looks warm without a glare from the gray sky.
But, you know, it’s just a chunk of wood. And maybe I like the close-up the best. It’s hard to tell when I don’t really like any of them.
I’m just not satisfied with anything right now. I need a change of routine and a change of scenery. But, most of all, I need a change of attitude!