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Chain Link Fence
Ugly Suburbia


I spend a lot of time internally lamenting that I live in the suburbs.

“Nothing interesting happens here.”

“There are no people.”

“It’s boring.”

Helpful, no?

In light if some of the things I figured out in yesterday’s post is that I create too many excuses. The first and most important step for me is to simply DO. Excuses are not doing and only provide an excellent reason to stay he, drinking port and watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Wait, that’s what I’m doing now….

So, the point is that I need to go out and do things if I want to produce anything worthwhile. Similarly, it will facilitate this processed I actually post and write about the things in my head- the photo, the edits, my creative process. I have in the past resisted posting unless I was in love with a shot which, while good, limits me too frequently. Ultimately, I can delete the crap later and it us worth it if what I post offers some further creativity, process refinement, etc.

Photo: I have a thing about chain link fences. I think they are exceedingly ugly and, given the choice between unfenced and chain link, I would nearly always choose. I am consistently surprised to fid that many, many other people will chose chain link do, seemingly, frequently.

I suspect this is a difference in intention more than style. I value deliberation and would rather do without than choose something mediocre. When it comes to my surrounds, my house, good enough bugs me.

I took five shots of this fence. I liked the lines in this the best. I am vaguely lamenting the mediocre bokeh from the small sensor in my x100.


Originally published at Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist. You can comment here or there.

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 24th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the angles too.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 24th, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Triangles are great in photos. Separates fore, middle and background dynamically when used well.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 24th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Part of my push is that I'm giving myself an exercise as well. Do it for the sake of getting your body flexed out?
abmann From: abmann Date: April 24th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Couldn't hurt. I did a 5k right before photo walking last night though. ;)
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: April 26th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I only like chainlink fence if it has things growing in it. There's a park I like nearby where the groundskeepers have taken care every year to weave the ivy through the links so that they've grown thick and woody in a very cool kind of basket weave, and you can't even see the chainlink anymore.
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