#2668 – 45 (2)
I have done this a couple of times now, and was recently inspired again to have another go at the 45 photo project. (As much as anything, it was a warm and sunny day, and I needed a purpose to get away from my desk for an hour’s full lunch break!)
As mentioned in my recent post, the idea of the project is to set out on a walk with a phone/stopwatch and your camera. Set your stopwatch for five minutes and start walking. When the five minutes is up, stop walking. You have a minute to compose and take a photograph. Set your stopwatch for another five minutes and start walking. When the time is up, stop and, within a minute take and compose your second photo. Keep going until you have walked for 45 minutes and have nine photos.
As before, the photos below are as they were taken. The only processing I have done is to straighten a couple of horizons and get rid of a couple of dust spots and resize the shots for this blog. So, here you go. Nine shots, each taken five minutes apart.
Haywards Heath, May 2019.
Not the most auspicious of starts, and my intention had been to get the plant, rather than the bench railings, in focus…
Happier ground, now – a candid photo of someone walking along…
It’s the time of year when there are a LOT of rhododendrons out in bloom!
I wanted something different from a ‘tree in a park’ shot, and placed my camera on the ground, following a long – and straight – path.
Right time, right place. The model train was being prepared for it’s summer of runs around a local park, and gave me an ideal opportunity to get up close and personal with it. (Downside to this, the 45 project only allows for nine photos… This was the only one I could take!!)
A building I pass on the way to and from work every day. When I first saw the name, I immediately thought of the Manic Street Preachers, and thought the lead singer’s name isn’t quite the same, I’ve not been able to shake the connection since!
Okay, so I did give in to the tree in full leaf shot!
The only portrait shot of the walk, and another ‘fail’ on my part. I initially thought the shot was going to be an element of the building against the clear blue sky, but then the lichen-encrusted sign came into view. Sadly (in my eyes), the expose on the sign is too dark, and it detracts from the building I was originally going to photograph!
Last but not least, then, and mineral and vegetable.
So, what have I learnt from doing this project again? Use up the minute to fully compose and expose the photographs. Walk more slowly! (I covered more of a distance than I had anticipated.) Don’t go out for a long walk on a warm and sunny lunch break. You will not want to go back to the office afterwards!!
My first flirtation with the 45 project can be found here.
To see a collection of 45 projects, visit the excellent site https://takeninephotosinfortyfiveminutes.wordpress.com/.