Nothing But the Tail Lights

In the course of pursuing creative inspiration, I’ve often found that just picking a subject and sticking with it can be a good exercise in creativity.  Taking something and focusing (no pun intended) on that subject and only that subject can help you see things differently.  The exercise is good whether your subject is flowers, thumb drives, coffee mugs (which I’ve done in the past), or in this case – tail lights!

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As you can tell, some of the shots are pretty cool, others – well, not so much.  Some are out of focus, some are boring, but a few just pop and stand out.  Also note that I’ve not done any post processing of these.  I just imported into Lightroom 3, re-sized for export uniformity, and boom! – done.  While I grant you it’s not always showcasing the “best of the best” of your work, it’s is important though not to eliminate shots from the project, at least initially…because these “throwaways” can help you identify what works and what doesn’t work.  What makes certain shots stand out and why?  These are all things to look at when doing little mini projects like this.  So, pick a subject and fire away!  Feel free to share your own thoughts on what works and what doesn’t in the comments, and hopefully this will help kick-start some other projects!  Happy shooting all and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

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4 comments for “Nothing But the Tail Lights

  1. June 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Hey Jason, you’ve totally got the NextGen thing going on here! Looks good.

    Tail lights eh? Yeah, I remember that hit and run while on my bicycle and all I could really mentally zoom in on was the tail lights…..
    .-= Rich Charpentier´s last blog ..Wall Paper Digital Downloads and Class reminders =-.

  2. Tony
    June 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    7 and 11 look are the best, simple and not distractions. Classic case of filling the frame on 7.

    The theme idea works well. Gives you something to look for and get creative with.

    • June 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      Agreed – those were the two “keepers” of the bunch, but in the interests of showing how creativity and inspiration can come from anywhere, shared the entire set. What started out as a humdrum subject turned pretty interesting once I “focused” on the task at hand! 😉

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