Patient Spouse, as we’re leaving town: What’s the best way to get back to the highway?
Me: Go straight through this light.
Also me: Wait! Wait! Turn left RIGHT HERE. I need to look at something!
And that’s the story of how we drove all the way to the next town before we got on the main road. And it’s also the story of how I got this photo, and the one from yesterday, and the one you’ll see tomorrow…
Well, this was my kind of place: out of business, dirty windows, and a place where I could stand to get this shot. This way of shooting through windows has evolved into one of my favorite techniques. Often (this place was an example) I can’t even see what’s inside when I make the image. All those Sam Abell-influenced lessons about careful composition go right out the window* and I get what I get. Sometimes I get crap** and sometimes I get something like this…
*So to speak.
**Literally, but what I really meant was from a photo-worthy-of-posting standpoint.