My shot of the day is a very simple shot that caught my eye. In fact, I had not seen this particular image before, considering it occurred in my neighbourhood. I am training myself to be moved by something I see before shooting. My emotions must connect with something unusual in the ordinary.
There is a level of commitment without attachment when I go out shooting - my first priority is to enjoy the walk. Secondly, my camera is ready and primed, thirdly, I am empty to the possibility of the experience. This notion of "being empty" is all about having no fixed plan or agenda, just relaxing and allowing myself to absorb my environment and just "be" with whatever comes.
This approach has worked wonders over the last few walks I have done and today I experienced this simple moment and thought a-ha, this looks interesting.
See what you think...
What do you see?
A traffic light?
A sign to stop?
I was intrigued, first by the mirror, that inspired me to stop and then, looking into the mirror, I saw life go by, cars, people, noise and then, I took the shot. In reviewing the image, it spoke to me much more - to me, this image is communicating, the world has gone and got itself into a mad rush, time to slow down people, stop for a minute, look, listen and feel and just "be".
©Mike Vincent Photography 2015