On Monday morning, I woke up and immediately thought, “I forgot one!” After flying in from STL on Sunday, I completely forgot about taking a picture. At least I made up for it by taking a ton last weekend.
Last weekend, I took a very brief, albeit appreciated, trip to St. Louis, MO. It was my first time there and we were visiting for a wedding, which turned out to be one of the loveliest that I’ve been to. On Friday, I had some time to myself and got a chance to walk around downtown. After grabbing lunch and spending some time reading, I walked around the parks on Market Street. It was a gorgeous day out, so I walked right through the sculpture garden straight to the Gateway Arch. That was the one big thing I had to make sure I saw before leaving St. Louis, so I wanted to visit as soon as I could.
This week I was a little more lenient about taking pictures with my phone. All but one of my pictures this year have been taken on my DSLR and I’ve been purposefully avoiding using my phone since I wanted to use this project to play around more with composition and settings.
Lately, I’ve felt a little more interested in capturing my day than in just looking for a good photograph. Instead of seeking things out, I just kept my camera with me so I could take pictures of day-to-day things like walking to meet some old colleagues in NYC or my morning cup of coffee.
I was almost all black and white this week :) I’ve gotten a little too used to my automatic settings on my camera, so I think it’s time to start explicitly experimenting with shutter/aperture again, instead of just relying on technology.