I don’t know whether it’s because the weather has been rubbish or that I picked up The Most Annoying Cold in the World Ever™, but I’ve been in a total rut for a good couple of weeks. Usually during my non-working/conscious/default time I’m all about the funtography/bonkers ideas/thinking about popular culture figures in silly hats, but this week… meh.
To remedy this and start to get back on form, I turned to the internets for ideas. After a quick hunt around I found 10 Ways to Break Photographer’s Block on Pixiq and my interest was piqued. I decided to give it a go and see about working my way through the list starting with The 100 Step Challenge on my walk to work this morning.
Well I did it, and I’d like you to accompany me on my morning commute. I don’t live too far from my workplace so there are only 13 photos, but come along anyway. Bring your own iPod (other musical devices are available) though, I like to listen to nice tunes as I wander.
100: I can see my
house flat from here! If I was on the other side of the building anyway:
200: The little ivy that could:
300: A Gurdwara is a Sikh temple. There’s one just next to my building and they’re currently building a larger one. It’s always full of bright colours:
400: A lady on a bike!
500: Moss seems to like cement:
600: That’s a pretty good price for a giant breakfast:
700: …Bloody handprints? Let’s move on, shall we?
800: This is nicer. The cherry blossoms are staring to drop now but they’re still pretty:
900: Just in case you forgot you’re in Britain:
1000: Gosh. Somebody doesn’t like opaque glass:
1100: Aww, a poor lonely raindrop-bejewelled Coke can Who’s drinking Coke at 7.45am anyway? That’s not good for you:
1200: An informative sign! Sort of. The directions are a bit general:
1300: This lock looks a bit O_o :
And there we go.
I have to say, while it was fun to count my steps, stop dead when I hit 100 and just snap something, I found it hard to shake my desire to find the best possible angle and take multiple snapshots to make sure they came out all right, but I think it works best when you don’t tinker too much. The key is in finding something where you’re standing and making it into a photograph rather than stressing out too much about the quality.
I also managed to get to work on time, so it’s a fun little game you can play without taking up too much of your day if you’re already going to be walking somewhere. Give it a go
Bonus final snapshot for hitting 100 just as I stepped into work:
The mornings are never kind.