It’s Amazing What You Pick Up When You Are a Photographer.
The Squashed Frog
Yes it’s another out for a bike ride post with a twist, a squashed frog!
It’s great cycling here just pull my bike out of the garage open the gate hop on and start riding no traffic jams, no pollution just top quality danish Tarmac. It’s a great time to think and clear my head of all useless crap spinning around inside, well there cant’t be much left you say after a few minutes? Well I do go out for a least 10 mins……
The dangers of cycling here are of course the killers on 4 wheels, cars, but the biggest dangers tend to be on 4 legs; deer, rabbits,dogs and most dangerous of all the mad farm cat with a death wish. So far I have avoided them all with no epic falls to report. Apart from clearing my head of useless stuff it’s a good time to think usually about photography and what the heck am I doing. I can usually solve a few problems whilst out or else come up with a few new personal projects to shoot and may be sell online, but I’m always on the look-out for things to photograph which usually means coming back to place I have seen to photograph it, not to pick up dead squashed frogs! But I am so glad I did! I remember I picture by Albert Watson on a similar subject that I just loved with a high contrast lith look so thank-you Albert.
I am just glad I didn’t have an accident on the way home and have to explain the dead frog in my cycling jacket pocket or the sort of thing you find in the Rapha catalogue! So it really is amazing want you pick up as a photographer who happens to ride a bike.
Anyway I have the beginnings of a project on “Squashed Things” I have 3 items, one frog and two tin cans now need a few more.