Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Something Out of Nothing

The best thing about going on a road trip with a friend is that you both see different things. My friend pictured below loves old junk. She can make something out of nothing.  
We walked around an old, brick warehouse and found many treasures in the back. Among them were a couple of old wooden crates that people pay good money for at antique sales.  Just laying there, aging to perfection.
While the above photo means nothing to anyone, it's what I'm looking for.  I love light. While she was lovin' on the junk, I was checking out the shadows and textures. I believe I have a grace period with my new camera where I can take photos with no worry of content and be forgiven. Yes?
There are many places to visit around here with reckless abandon and I think I may have the perfect friend for finding them!
Do you have those kinds of friends?  Where do you go? What kinds of things do you do together?  Do tell!

love, susan

1 comment:

  1. When you mentioned how you love the light and shadow and textures, I wondered if you might enjoy the Japanese film "Red Beard" directed by Akira Kurosawa. He chose to use black and white film instead of color and his shots are so well composed with light and shadow that each frame looks like a masterful photo by itself. The film is long, though, and can seem slow (especially in the beginning until you get caught into the story). Still,when I watch it I get goosebumps as I observe the composition of light and shadow and the framing of the shots. Just thought I would share.

    Here's a link where you can view the trailer and see some of the ways he used light...