Focus - Photo Challenge: Architecture
So, it's week number 2 on the photo challenge. I came up with the idea this time. "What was my idea?", you say. Well that idea was architecture. Architecture can be really tough, and I would definitely like to improve in that area. It seems to me that there are a few ways to approach it. You can try to do something interesting with viewing a building in a new or unique way from how you would typically see it - creativity. Or you could focus on the details that are typically overlooked since people normally aren't scanning a building or structure for all the intricacies and see it as a whole instead - observation. Or you could wait for the light to hit things in just the right way with just the right color - patience. Maybe you can just take a really precise shot of it (perfectly centered, framed, etc) - precision. I think there is value in all of those ways. I think I need to improve in all of them too.
I didn't get out much this week to shoot (only 3 days, in fact). My official entry for the contest is a shot of Broadway Baptist Church near downtown Fort Worth. I had never seen the church before, but it really caught my attention as I drove around that day looking for interesting buildings downtown. (I really would love to shoot more downtown, but I never remember to bring change for the meters.) So, this church grabbed my eye with the amazing steeple. Most churches these days look like a Rec center, so I love seeing a church that looks like a church. For this shot, the moon was still out and made a nice accent to the details in the steeple. Of course, I had to stand in the middle of the street to get this angle, but I survived.
The second day I went out was to my favorite architecture in all of Fort Worth - the Marty Leonard Chapel at the Lena Pope Home. I got married there almost 17 years ago, so it's pretty special to me (not to mention beautiful). I didn't submit any of these as my entry since I shot this place before. I did try to get some different views of it though.
I've never actually walked around to the front before, so I wanted to get one from this view. After I left, I realized that I could have waited 30 minutes or so and the sun would have come right through the ceiling glass and the front window (more patience needed).
I turned 90 degrees from how I have taken this picture before.
I have a few more from this day in my Churches album.
The third day was on a trip with the whole family to walk around downtown Fort Worth. I got these shots of the Bass Towers that I was really pleased with.
Week 2 is in the books. So, what should we do next week?
Keywords: Architecture, Bass Tower, Challenge, Chapel, Church, Fort Worth, Fort Worth Photography, Marty Leonard, Photo Challenge
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