Seeing things in a different way
Both of the photo challenges this week got me seeing things in a different way.
First, The Daily Post prompt this week is abstract. “Turn the familiar into something new and mysterious.” Hmmm, I thought, I can do that. I played around with a couple of different things, then I looked at one of our drinking glasses. Perfect!
The Dogwood 52 prompt this week is Urban landscape. I thought at first I would have to skip this one. But the other day I abducted the truck so I could get out and shoot some photos. I drove 20 miles north to Provo. A little history about me and Provo. I grew up there until we moved away when I was 12. I lived all over, then in 1988 at the age of 25 I moved back there. I had (have) family there. I lived there until 2007. So I have spent a lot of time in downtown Provo where these photos were taken. But, when you start looking at things with a photographers eye, things look very different. I’ve always appreciated the early 1900 buildings that make up the downtown area, but I don’t think I’ve really “looked” at them.
This is my urbanscape photo. I like the old buildings in the foreground, with the modern glass building behind. I will say however, that this glass monstrosity has never fit in with the downtown area. I was sad when they tore down one of my favorite childhood memories, and built this.
It looked to me like several of the buildings downtown have been spiffed up, and painted recently.
I like to see old buildings being taken care of.
You would think somewhere along the way, I would have noticed this building front.
But I didn’t. I’m glad I stopped to look this time.
I had the dogs with me while I was walking around, but this is not a dog friendly town. I was the only one with dogs, and everyone looked at me like I was walking a gorilla. So consequently, I didn’t take very many photos.
This is glass monstrosity number 2. Same company, they bought up more property a few years ago and built this.
I sure prefer the quaint older buildings.
Have you ever revisited a place with a different eye, or a new perspective?