In the meantime, this week's theme is STREET. I had hoped to have some time to wander and approach random people with dogs on real streets in the small towns surrounding our area. Instead, with no time to spare, I drafted my husband and the very good dog, Billie, to help me out.
There is a lovely little burg named Dalton which is only a stone's throw from where we live. There are some older buildings there, but I was interested in the iron fencing along the path over the creek. I had spotted it the other day when I was trying to think up "the new plan" for STREET this week. It was the first place we stopped.
But wait a minute...
I did some research on street photography a while back and found that many many photos are in black and white. My theory is there can be quite a few distractions in this type of work, and with all the colors that came through in this particular photo, it screamed to be converted to black and white to bring your eye more to the subjects in the forefront. So this is a classic conversion, where I only changed the contrast and brightness a little bit.
For more things that go bump in the STREET (or is that the night?)...start the blog circle with Susannah Maynard of Pet Love Photography, author of "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories," serving Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area. Then watch for other links to continue reading through the entire circle until you find yourself back here again. Enjoy!