It is now April and I’ve just uploaded image number 94 of my 365 project to Instagram, which means I am well into the second quarter of it. I’ve got no intention to quit yet...it is still a lot of fun to try and come up with an image every day to upload, although there have been moments during the month of March when I’ve resorted to images from the archives (when I’m out and about I often take several square format shots to have some spares), due to inclement weather, and or family engagements.
Anywho...I’ve decided to pick my favorite five images (plus the title image above) from the 31 that make up my March contributions for this blog post and talk a bit about them. I've not ranked these six...they're all favorites for various reasons.
Now onto the comments about the pictures:
The image above I like because I just don't have all that many images of people among my 365 shots. I guess it's because I can't "hide" behind my big camera to take these shots. It's usually VERY obvious that I take an image with the phone camera, and it might look weird to have a stranger snap your picture on the bus. Fortunately these two were distracted enough not to notice my snapping this picture. I thought it was cute that they shared the music in one headset.
This image is taken in central Malmö as the sun set. This is one of my favorite architectural features in the city with those curved railings on the bridge. I hadn't really noticed the illumination before, especially not how it reflected in the canal below, so this was an obvious motif to try and capture.
Sometimes you just notice something at the corner of your eye and think "perhaps that might make an interesting picture". This was a moment like that, as we were getting my photo club's new space ready and I spotted this stack of chairs from IKEA. I've tweaked the image in Snapseed so that distracting colors have been removed,.
Another case of seeing an image in your mind's eye before taking the picture. This is the staircase leading back up to the ground floor of the Dunkers Culture Center in Helsingborg. My father (who is the "model") and I had gone there to look at the Vivian Maier exhibition there and as we were getting ready to leave I saw the staircase and thought it could look quite impressive if I hunkered down and shot from the very, very bottom of it. I took a picture of the empty stairs at first, but I discovered that it definitely needed a human in the frame!
Some days the sky looks so big that it feels nigh on endless. This was the case on the day I took this image. It felt fantastic to be out among the fields just outside Staffanstorp looking up at the clouds.
I picked this image among my 5 because of the reaction I got from my mother as I showed it to her. "Where did you see that?" This is the inner courtyard of the Landskrona Konsthall (Art Hall) during the annual Easter Art Cirquit event. All around me as I crouched down and took this picture a lot of people were milling about, looking at a lot of artworks on display. While I looked at the artworks too, I felt I had to take this picture of the tranquil, Japan-inspired space.