I point my camera lens more readily at objects than at people. Perhaps that’s because I’m still a novice photographer: with objects, I can shoot until I achieve the result I want without the pressure of someone waiting for me to “get it.” As I get better at grasping the intricacies of aperture and shutter speed and white balance and all the other settings my camera offers, maybe I’ll be more comfortable focusing on the people I see through my lens.
For now, architectural and landscape detail capture my fancy. And on a beautiful fall day in New York City, I took great delight in the stark beauty of the patterns and shapes of the commonplace — empty benches, lines of fences, silhouettes of trees, a lone lamppost — found within the urban oasis that is Central Park.
What types of photographs do you enjoy taking?