Thursday, January 20, 2005

The North-East Quadrant (Hindmarsh Square)

Geographically speaking, I've just completed one quarter of the city. I've worn out a pair of shoes and worn in a pair of thongs. Having reached something of a milestone, I feel like I should say a bit more to mark the occassion. However, the more photos I take, the less words I want to use.

Knowing I've got another three quarters to go, all I can really do is keep on keeping on. But first, a rest...

6 comments:

Deirdre said...

Bravo, you good thing (laughing). This latest batch of shots is... ditto. You know. I'll just shut up. (But congratulations. You're doing something good.)

twinki said...

What, you've stopped for a while!!
Who gave you permission to rest?
How can I get my daily fix of the alleyways?
You get straight back out there while the weather's fine.
How will I cope without my daily fix of stunning imagery?
How will your devoted fans cope? Boo hoo hoo.

Your choice of subject matter has improved since the first few where you were taking more streetscapes. (I am not saying they were bad, just bland in comparison to the hidden treasures that you now uncover.) In my (completely inexpert) opinion you could exhibit some of those closeups and sell them. (Yes, I would buy some if the price wasn't too step. I don't have a HECS debt, but I do have a mortgage)
Love what you are doing, don't give up yet.

Mark said...

Thank you both for your encouraging comments. I agree with you about the earlier photos, twinki. At that beginning stage, the idea behind the project was one of quantity, not quality. I was just going to go out there and take a quick snap of every alleyway and side street in Adelaide. Then I started to experiment with my shots and began to feel better about them from a creative point of view. I then started going for quality, rather than quantity. There's still a few I cringe at since the shift but overall I'm happy with my progress.

23asdf23 said...

Don't mistake "quality" for "close-up" though...

Streetscapes and wide-angle shots can be beautiful too

Mark said...

I agree, Kent. My feelings about my earlier photographs are more related to their composition, rather than the fact that they are wider shots. I've learnt a lot since then about composing photographs. It just happens that I find more interest in taking closer shots than I do wider ones. Occasionally I'll take a wider shot and I think that I am now much more aware of what is going on in the photo than I was originally.

23asdf23 said...

Yeah, I think I'm inordinately obsessed with wide-angle shots at the moment.

Sigh, everything in moderation, everything...