Day 13 of Photo 101 brought Cheri’s instructions for us to dig deep to discover our individual moments of motion.
After a business meeting in downtown Syracuse, I took a moment to stand on the sidewalk of a bridge. Down I looked onto Onondaga Creek and the Syracuse Creek Walk. On this brisk almost-Spring day by the calendar, the gray water, my friend, looked angry as she rushed toward me.
My fingers were cold, but I focused down, further out, way out, changing focal points and squeezing shots on my iPhone 6. I did not try to pan with the water, per Cheri’s guidance. I did not lean, nor hold my phone out over the water. Cold fingers, increasing chill … I did not want my technology to swim with the fishes.
Instead I moved to drastically change my angle.
I don’t think that I necessarily caught the waves or splashes of movement in the water that’s I’d envisioned when I came to this spot in downtown Syracuse. But I do think that the backdrop of this urban water setting, above and beside the Syracuse Creek Walk in Armory Square, provided two interesting moments.
How might you have worked the iPhone 6 to suggest more movement? Would you have moved to a different vantage point? Which shot do you prefer, and why?