Sunday, July 13, 2014

2014 Photography Challenge- A Moment in Time (1:00 p.m.)

Not long after I took my 2:00 a.m. photo, I thought about how empty the streets of Santa Monica were and how different my photos looked because they were void of people and notable activity. As we crept into some more acceptable hours, I thought about how different these places would look at night all lit up and populated with people. So it was about that time, I decided to get creative with where I was actually taking my photos because I dreamed up a twist to this photography challenge. From 2:00 a.m. on, I knew that I was going to go back and photograph the same places in the p.m. hour. 

This is the first photo in which I could do this. It was also the first (and only) photo during this challenge that would find me, Cyrena, Sarah in the same place. So on Friday after being released from work a titch early (thanks Ali!), we set off with our cameras and went down to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade where I was at 1:00 a.m.

Cyrena and Sarah had to endure two hours of traffic to get back to Pasadena just to be together to photograph our 1:00 p.m. moments and I'm so grateful they were willing to put themselves through Friday afternoon Los Angeles traffic hell, because it was super fun for the three of us to be together.

I found it challenging to try and line up the photo just so. My type-A personality made it hard to photograph freely, and it wasn't until I reviewed my photos on the computer today that I noticed the manhole cover, which would have made things much easier on Friday. Even so, I'm happy with how the photo came out. And it's showing exactly what I wanted- that the same place photographed at two totally different times can look like two different places.

And now here are the two photos side by side:

5 things I noticed between the two photos:
  • The trees have grown a lot since January!
  • There's a lot of people on the promenade at 1:00 p.m. (says Captain Obvious)
  • I like the addition of the red umbrellas in front of the restaurant/news stand in the distance
  • I appreciate how clean the promenade is day or night!
  • I miss the lights
Sarah's photo

Cyrena's photo


Cyrena July 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM  

Such a great twist, I'm so glad you thought of it. And, I miss the lights, too.

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