I will not take a picture of A. N. O. T. H. E. R. dead TREE!
I wasn't home today to set up my photojournalistic shot. I have a story in my head and I wanted to get it out today, but I had too many other things going on. My Plan B? Shoot whatever you see that's sort of interesting and make it VERY interesting.
Here it is: My leading lines shot! This is one of those shots that you see after you get home. I wanted to take a shot of these huge concrete blocks that were outside of a cement mixing plant. I tried to get just the right angle, but I just couldn't find one that felt compelling. I decided to post it anyway. While playing around in photoshop I realized that the the blocks and the shadows of the blocks lead to that wonderful dead tree in the background. I added a funky blue tint, burned the edges and there you have it: ART! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Lesson: Inanimate objects are tough for me! I now truly see what a gift it is to be able to shoot these kind of things and make the image interesting. You can' t just point and shoot! Who knew?