Walking La Mesa

March 20, 2020  •  6 Comments

Ghost JeepGhost Jeep Ghost Jeep
La Mesa, California

The last few days of self quarantine have encouraged us to take some long walks around the neighborhood. Taking the camera makes the walks less boring and I tend to look for compositions that normally would have escaped my attention.  I think of how Garry Winogrand would find these oddities in front of his lens and capture those daily life scenes.  Garry wanted to remove the photographer from the scene and have it appear as if the scene just happened without an interpretation by the photographer; thus, to be invisible to the viewer of the image. Many of his images looked awkward or mundane.  His intent is that you just happened upon the scene without it being 'shown' or composed for you by the photographer.  That is not my intent...ever.  I prefer a composed and edited image. 

BejeweledBejeweledLa Mesa, California Bejeweled
La Mesa, California

AND! If you're stuck at home take some time to make this soup!  Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup  It was served at the last Print Club Meeting and got good reviews. 


Comments

Monte Stevens(non-registered)
I think along the same line as you do. Some people walk their dogs and I walk my camera. This is no need to pick up after my camera. I'll look into that soup.
JC(non-registered)
My daughter Katie (she follows your blog from Texas) and were talking this morning and we half expected your blog to photos of your medicine cabinet or linen closet after California went on lockdown. Glad to see you are out and about and finding some interesting things worth photographing.

Stay safe and thanks for brightening our day as you always do.
Cedric(non-registered)
That first photo is masterful B&W work Joe. As for the second shot, I could imagine self-isolating in that pimped out ride ;) I wonder how much all that bling weighs. It must significantly affect the tare weight of the vehicle I imagine.
Todd Henson(non-registered)
Nice photographs, some interesting thoughts.... and a soup recipe! I'm glad to see you're both keeping active and giving that photographic eye a workout. :-)
Jerry(non-registered)
Excuse my ignorance, but what does it mean to 'compose' a photo? You cannot, for example, move that jeep to a better position.

But whether composed or decomposed those are great photos.
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