A bit of abstraction for day 1.
Observations so far;
Images (obviously) do not get taken if you do not make any effort but,
images also do not get taken if you push too hard.
Forced requirement for presentation (aka nowhere to hide), makes you look with sceptical eyes. Most of the images I took on the first day came straight from my comfort zone, close-ups of back lit leaves, life studies of walls etc. This image above was purely a response to light and composition. a truly spontaneous image. I took two, the first was stronger, as is often the way (and often the third or fourth is stronger again).
Would I have taken this image without the OCOLOY challenge?
Probably no on lots of counts. I would not have bothered carrying a camera, nor would I have been thinking about image making and most likely I would not have looked outside of my operational envelope. At this time of the year, I tend to let light talk to me, rather than go looking for it. This results in lots of “corner of the eye” grabs of garden of building light, but not carrying a camera tends to limit the potential.
*One Camera, One Lens, One Year.