Awkward Airport Moments

20141121-DSC_7104_melinda_andersonAs I’ve mentioned before, I truly love my Going Abstract class from Kim Manley-Ort.  It is definitely getting me out of my photography rut- and WAY out of my comfort zone.  One of last week’s readings was on reflections, including a section on window reflections. When we went to pick our son up at the airport Friday, I brought my camera along, hoping to find some cool reflections.  I was immediately drawn to a window display of large copper portraits of Lady Gaga and Hercules right next to where were waiting for Matt.  In my mind, I was picturing an elderly woman or a child reflected in or by Gaga, kind of an ironic statement. Hah! This never happened.  And, as always when I do “street” photography, I felt incredibly awkward and sneaky and ridiculous!

I learned right away that position and correct light helps. The lighting wasn’t the best for closeup reflections- and focus is challenging.  But it was a learning experience, which I might actually try again.


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And here’s Matt!



5 responses

  1. Hi Melinda, these are wonderful and so inspiring! I think you captured some amazing images – I pored over each one!

    November 24, 2014 at 6:29 am

  2. Woot! I was able to comment!

    November 24, 2014 at 6:29 am

  3. Susan

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    November 24, 2014 at 6:39 am

  4. These are so artistic!! Great work!

    November 24, 2014 at 7:27 am

  5. so fun Melinda, airports are one of my most favorite places to take images, usually the light is wonderful in these spaces.

    November 24, 2014 at 7:42 am

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