This week’s assignment was to photograph anything that might be interesting in monochrome, and my lens for the week was the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8. I was not inspired, as you can see below 🙁
I’m no foodie. In fact, I don’t care much about food as long as I have just enough to keep moving. But I do find some foods pretty, especially fruits and vegetables – and that might come as a surprise for those who know me, since I rarely eat them. Too bad, I guess – they are certainly good looking but not tasty enough to be on my plate 🙂 Anyway, for this week’s assignment I knew I had to figure out a way to be creative with what I had at home or was easily accessible, because going to fancy restaurants is not my thing.
Due to the Riverfire, we took two weeks to complete week 6 assignment, but unfortunately I don’t have many photos to present today. Shadow is a very interesting subject, and one that few people pay attention to, as we are usually drawn to the lights. It is a good exercise to train your eyes to see beyond objects, and also to understand the effect that the position of the light has on them.
For this week’s assignment I thought it would be a good idea to create something, i.e. my “own art”, instead of just going out and taking snapshots of art, etc. But that was not a very good idea after all, and I’ll tell you why:
This week I had to photograph bridges with a 50mm f/1.8 on manual focus. Pretty easy when you have a river cutting through the city and lots of bridges to choose from. You’ll see 5 bridges here.
I honestly thought I was not going to have one single photo to post this week because none of my experiments were working – and I experimented a LOT.
Before I start writing about the assignment, I would like to explain how Brisbane is for those who haven’t been here (and I dare say this applies to most of the major cities in Australia).
Our first assignment was to photograph spider webs. Bruno was very lucky to get a macro lens for this challenge (Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS), while I got the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8. So after subject and lenses were drawn/decided (for more info on how it works, click here), we packed our gear and went for a walk around the neighborhood the next morning.