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Winter Wandering; A 12 Minute Photo Exercise.

July 7, 2013

Winter Garden (6 of 13)Finding myself at a loose end on a cold Winter’s day, I decided to set myself a quick photographic exercise. Take a dozen shots in a twelve minute walk around the garden. One shot per minute. Quick compositions without too much thought. It was a mind cleansing exercise that is the antithesis of the work I normally do in a studio, which involves careful lighting, a tripod, hours of photography plus lots of editing.

This exercise involved a camera and one lens. A Nikon 85mm ƒ1.8 and my sadly neglected Winter backyard garden.

They are not once-in-a-lifetime world beaters. That’s not the point. They are the result of walking around and taking s shot per minute in a familiar confined space, while still trying to get the most diverse range of interesting shots.

Why don’t you try the same exercise, you might enjoy it. I certainly did.

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The neighbour’s cat art directed, well kept one eye on the proceeding, from the comfort of an abandoned chair.

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