This is going to be a 2′fer blog post. Since the topic RUSTED is well under way – and there are many great photos up already, I can see that we’re off to a good start.
Rust has so many interesting characteristics. It’s fun yet challenging to try and get just the right aspect or “feel”. So that may be a good spin to put on your rust entry. The FEEL can be both textural and/or topical. Since rusty things are usually old and decrepit, use lighting and angle to set the MOOD to create your work of art. Ideally, as with most topics and races, give your rust entry that strong focal point.
Dust on the other hand, is going to be a bit more challenging race in my opinion. There’s not a whole lot of color variations in dust. However, when I used Google images and filtered out all the dust mites, I didn’t find too many interesting shots. So for this weeks blog, I’m sorry to say that I’m going to look to the community for some suggestions and input.
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
1) Get a handful of dust. take a deep breath, SWOOSH it out of your hand. Capture the action.
2) Arrange or go to a spot where dust accumulates (dusty trail, window sill) capture the dust in a varieyt of angles with focal points that help the eye travel around the dust yet keeping it as a strong subject.
3) Find a very light fluffy pile of dust. Drop something into a small pile. Capture an action/stop shot of the POOF
4) An old dusty article in an old dusty room?
5) Sun shining through a dusty cloud of POOF created by a car or horse
6) A dusty trail of a bike that’s traveled down a dusty path. Framed with trees and false horizon
7) Find an antique store, get friendly with the shop owner, ask permission to take photo in that old dusty corner.
A DUSTing of snow? A DUSTing of powdered sugar on a sweat treat or the remnants on the coounter? A racing car getting left in THE DUST?
Please share more ideas in the community thread.
Did you know that about 80% of household “dust” is really your families dead skin flakes. I bring this up in case some shoots a REALLY close up macro of their skin and call it “PRE DUST”.
Good luck everyone – AND HAVE FUN!!