It was the words of my longtime friend Jim McKeever, the brain behind the terrific blog Irish Investigations that convinced me that signing up for Photo 101 was a good idea.
So when he suggested that a working lunch to discuss a weekday assignment may be mandatory, I was two thumbs up.
Lesson 17, Cheri’s glass, squared, took us to downtown Syracuse’s Clark’s Ale House. I had a glass of red wine with my roast beef sandwich. Jim had a glass of brown stout with his cheese and cracker plate. Nicely ingested into the lunch and lesson plan, but not the square shot for which I yearned.
Our table-side view featured one traditional window and one opaque pane. Interesting some, but not enough.
The ornate glass that separated our dining alcove from the foyer caught my eye, and made a nice angle for a rule of thirds interpretation. I felt like I was getting warmer as we climbed the stairs for a look from the shallow, short balcony. During our photo hunt, we’d agreed to not shoot the same objects. Jim had put his Canon real camera away, and a look through his iPhone 5 told him it was too dark up here.
I rather enjoyed this view down upon the row of eating booths, each with a glass light aglow, with a window of glass allowing sunshine in at the end of the tunnel, through my iPhone 6.
But it was in the barroom that I found my favorite glass, squared subject our of working lunch hour.
At the street side of the big room, an alcove included a mirror, large framed art with reflective glass and a window to the street in a neat line to my eye.
This image looked the best of my bunch on my iPad Air during my editing time.
We former colleagues at the big daily continued our chat about life — and Photo 101 in a walk to his downtown office space. I’ll share a few more photographs tomorrow.
Have you been able to share a WordPress lesson of any sort with a blogging friend, and if so, how did it work out? Which of my photos do you like best, and why? Click over to Jim’s blog, and tell me who won the glass battle, and why (be honest, no hard feelings).