This week, the theme is to:
We’re photographing the mundane this week – something everyday – something ordinary.
This is all up for interpretation as what I think of as ordinary maybe extraordinary to others. If you pass by something everyday and don’t even notice than it probably qualifies as “mundane” – even if it’s the Eiffel Tower.
Living in St. Louis, we fly over the Mississippi River and rarely give the Gateway Arch a second look. But this week stop and take a look at what you’re missing.
What most of us will think about when we think of “mundane” is “everyday.” Photograph in your house or garden or around your neighborhood. Find something that you pass by, but may think is too boring or average to take a photograph of. Just because the subject is average, doesn’t mean your photograph should be! Even an ordinary weed or leaf can be extraordinary in the right light.
Ordinary leaf becomes extraordinary with the right light and reflection
Challenge yourself to find something special in places you wouldn’t normally think to photograph – your kitchen, garage, or your bathroom. Look for light.
Look for patterns and shapes.