How often have we gone out with the camera only to come back home dissappointed, saying that it was “not a good day” because we could not find a good subject? Or maybe the lighting was not right? Or there was nothing scenic in the vicinity?
This is when we have to make a little more effort, and try to look at things from a different point of view, because the opportunity to make a picture is all round us. We have to be able to see the beauty that is around us, and be able to capture this beauty in a manner that makes it asthetically pleasing.
This old abandoned truck looked its worst, but there was something about the way it stood there in the grass that caught my attention. It seemed to be giving the plants on the ground a support to climb on and spread even further, almost as if it were trying to support life after it had passed the best years of its own life, and the bright colours of the bonnet and parts of the cabin worked in total contrast to the rich green colour of the grass.
Overall, a simple, yet interesting picture, and this is the what photography is all about. We all have our own views and opinions as to what is and is’nt a good photograph; but it is the ability to go out there, form a picture in your mind of what is around you, and then capture and share that idea/thought process with the rest of the world, that makes photography an art.