Project – Doors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/10 f/10 ISO 320

 

Whenever I photograph, I always have some photo projects in the back of my mind. With these projects, I always have something to fall back on when I’m not feeling particularly inspired. With that in mind, I try to keep these projects fairly simple. They are always ongoing. Some of them really don’t pan out and others just take some time to build up a decent collection. The one thing that I have had the most success with are doors.

 

Enter If You Dare – New Orleans

 

The two photos above were from Charleston, SC & New Orleans respectively. It was never really much of a challenge in either of those cities to find really great subjects. It felt like cheating. I certainly am aware that the “door” thing has been done before, but that never stopped me from taking a photo. And when your project is simple, you can pretty much get a few shots wherever you might be. In the above cities, I could nearly spend an entire day just photographing doors. But sometimes, you just run across something interesting when you’re not looking.

 

 

I will most certainly make a book of these one day, at the very least just for myself. I am always thinking of new minor projects like these and I just build a collection over time. That’s the cool thing about these kinds of projects – no deadlines, no timetable – just shooting for myself.

 

Folly Beach – Cold Spring Morning

It really looks warmer than it was here. Actually Charleston, South Carolina had a cold snap when we visited here early in the year. It was about 40 degrees here, and that was after the sun came up. It was well worth it, as we had the beach all to ourselves for the most part and witnessed a great sunrise.

 

Underneath the Folly Beach Fishing Pier during sunrise in Charleston, South Carolina