Sounds like a drinking game, a foolish one for sure. But the idea is to pick a relatively mundane object, like a fire hydrant, a dumpster, a car, a kitchen sink - and take 20 pictures, to really get to know the object and, the way I see it, to practice patience and staying with it.
I did have to overcome the feeling like a fool part of it as people walked by, but I did it. I am posting some of the pictures that I think came out pretty good, plus the first one below just for context. The last one is familiar, but I dialed down the depth of field as much as possible to make it more interesting, I hope. Three of the shots in fact were taken at 1.8, I think.
The last one is in black and white only because there were a couple of annoying drips of red & green paint that were just too distracting.
This first one is also in black & white because of the single splash of green being a nuisance in the planter.
Update: I added another one that I missed before.
|The entire block of hydrants is missing caps.|
|Almost forgot this one...|
|Shallow depth of field, cap|
|Black & white birds-eye view|
The sun was in and out as I took the pictures, which partially explains the inconsistency in color tone. I could have converted them all to b&w, I suppose, but I like the rust color mixed in with the black paint.