Well, whadya know? Jay LIKED that picture of two people eating a Red's Eats lobster roll, the picture I thought was a nothin'-burger.
Jay liked it for its color balance, but wished I'd moved more to the left to get rid of a picnic table on the right. He also would like not to see the umbrella pole growing out of one woman's head. This week he's noticed things like that that I, and others as 'we', just don't see in our stuff. Jay is adamant about 'owning every pixel and every square inch" of the shot and thinks we ought too look at our work carefully. :)
It occurred to me today, driving up to Rockport, that I've really spent a lot of my photographic life doing street photography. Jay said his favorite thing to do these days is street work, but his career includes great work including travel, portraits, landscapes, and so on.
I also noticed that the name of this class I'm taking is "Light, Gesture and Color". It is not "street photography". So I spent this afternoon doing something other than street work - candids of people and moments.
That means I came back tonight with pictures of boats, in the water and in dry dock; a Robert Indiana sculpture in Rockland, people walking in an alley, and a few shotsof bicycles (an inside joke for the class) and a dog.
Jay's having small success in nudging me into new ground.