Today’s Photography 101 assignment prompt is moment.
Think about the fleeting moments you experience each day — from a quiet, precious moment with your child to a busy commute through the subway, among strangers. What will you share with us?
In today’s Photography 101 article by The Daily Post, it was stated that, “movement is a great way to convey time and fleetingness”. They went on to suggest experimenting with a slow shutter speed to capture movement. I’m NOT doing that! Frankly, I’m just not a fan of that look. When I get one of those pics on my camera, it goes straight to the trash bin. Instead, I’m sharing a photo I took of strangers on the weekend while I was out hiking a local trail.
I didn’t love this photo when I took it. I can’t put my finger on what I didn’t like about it. The best way I can describe it is that it had a “messiness” to it that distracted and bothered me, but there was something about the composition I was drawn to. Because I didn’t love the image as it was, I was open to the idea of mucking it up with filters. I used two PicMonkey filters—lomo and spotlight. I think they did a nice job toning down that background “messiness” and enhancing the tranquility of this quaint moment.