Rain and gloominess continues…
I think “street” photographers can be sometimes too constrained to the people and happenings in public spaces. You walk by the same street and could be not shooting anything if nothing interests you at all (depend on the duration spend on the street). Just like our appetite, eating the same dishes at the same restaurant can be very boring unless you stir things up.
My recent photos with a phone had shown myself what I’d been missing. It’s easy to look at things, I pass by textures, patterns, colors that I never have second thoughts on them. It surprised me last time when I took a stroll and get my lazy meal at McDonald’s; I found opportunities for a few shots even late at night 11pm…After all, our phones are less likely to get damaged by rain water.
The square photos fit in nicely in every way. There’s no distraction other than the center object. There’s a whole lot of advantages with the 1:1 dimension (no orientation, not a fixed rule in composition, facilitate a stronger subject..).
I guess that’s precisely what I want to do lately other than protecting my cameras from the rain. There were other things worth looking at despite of the strange weather.