I read an article the other day about what to photograph when you look around and there’s nothing on offer that would please a camera’s sensor. Everything is bland and uninteresting. A bit like my backyard. This article suggested thinking out of the box and making the mundane more interesting just by looking at it at a different angle. On the weekend I did just that.
I stepped into my yard with the camera and here are the results. I composed unusual contents in different ways, creating a slightly abstract image in most cases. I wonder if the average observer would be able to pick what the mundane object actually is. Those unfamiliar with my backyard might have a tougher time recognising them. My son didn’t immediately pick a couple of them!
Here are the photos I added to my Flickr page. Below is the key to what they are. How many would you pick?
Ready for the answers?
#1. Net over the tarpaulin on my trailer
#2. Looking straight up through a basketball net.
#3. Roof of my house.
#4. Shed roof.
#5. Compost bin.
So even though these aren’t particular brilliant, it shows how every day objects can be viewed in a unique way to add a little bit of interest that would otherwise be missing.