I’ve only just today realised that I had this post ready to go last weekend and meant to post it mid-week … and utterly forgot. So, I’m playing a little catch-up while I prepare this week’s challenge post.
Artistic Metal, eh. I did see a rusted out frame of some kind at the top of the field we explored last week. I’m not sure what it was, but I thought I’d look elsewhere. It didn’t inspire me. Since I, once again, pushed my comfort zone this week, inspiration was a must!
Yesterday morning, the early sun hit our neighbour’s patio table, creating gorgeous contrasts. That’s in the actual Challenge Artistic Mettle … er … Metal.
Not content to leave it at that, however, I decided to do my usual practice session on the Saturday walk and take the actual shots on today’s walk. Great plan in theory. Forgot to put my memory card in the camera. I took the cap off and went to frame the first experimental shot. “No memory card. Insert a new card,” my camera told me helpfully.
“Oh, for crying out loud.”
I decided to continue, but to just use the camera to frame potential shots; see if they were worth taking. Today, was gloriously sunny and almost warmish, so I went out at the same time of day as yesterday to acquire the shots I’d framed then. I was certain one in particular would be the one. I’ll let you know when we get there.
The juxtaposition of the ever-present barbed-wire with the smooth, heavy chain securing the gate appealed to me. I thought it would be high-lighted nicely in sunlight. As I waited, finger poised for exactly the right light, I accidentally took this shot.
We continued up the lane and found the cow pasture, where I got the second of my two shots this week. Here’s a different version of the shot I went with.
The dog decided to loiter when I decided to continue our walk. She was making a point … I had stopped for too long, apparently. This is when ‘turn about is fair play came in,’ because I saw this shot. The dog sighed and sat down.
As I walked through the shadows by the Faerie Circle, the sun broke through the clouds and touched the safety rails of the bridge.
My mettle paid off on this one. I was determined to have some fun with it. Hope you did, too.