The plans I had for today were changed. I ended up with some free time that I did not expect. Yipee for me! I realized that when I am home by myself at lunchtime, I default to my Mom's habit of eating and reading at the counter. Thanks, Mom, for the bad habit of eating and reading. I must admit that after a stressful week it felt lovely to relax munching on fruit salsa with cinnamon chips while reading my first lesson in The Photographer's Workshop.
On that note, I give you today's picture(s). The lesson today was on composition and being intentional about how you compose a shot - looking for distractions, etc. After I took my first lunchtime picture, I looked around at the space and realized how much clutter was in the background.
A little straightening up and a change of angle...
Still not a perfect picture (it's a stool for goodness sake) but I can see the benefits of slowing down long enough to be intentional about the composition as opposed to just shooting away!