I finished reading TomAng’s Digital Photography Master Class the other day. It’s filled with great information, lots of inspiration, and assignments to challenge any photographer.
After completing the book I decided to choose an assignment to work on. I choose “Urban Nature”; the assignment brief reads: “Search for juxtapositions of natural forms against man-made structures and try to record them with the very best quality. You can work with general views of the environment or in close-up to focus on details that are usually overlooked.” and the points to remember for this assignment included: “…shoot in Raw…use lighting that suits the subject…look for any handy support on which to rest the camera…”.
I don’t live in a very urban area, in fact our little town is very rural, just a little farming town really, so my take on the assignment is more small town nature then urban nature.
I ended up with two shots that I thought fit the assignment fairly close. The first shot is a beautiful warm summer sunset interrupted by street signs and power lines with a gathering of birds settling in for the night. For the second shot of the turkey vultures roosting on the water tower I added a bit of an Orton Effect to give it a soft dreamy feel.
Now to decide which assignment to try out next.