Attraction through the view finder.  I go through phases where I constantly keep ending up in front of something.  For the longest time it was flowers.  Couldn’t go a few days without trying to photograph the soft petals and bright colors.  Then I became mildly obsessed with sun flares.  These days I’m attracted to lines.

Horizontal lines.  They catch my eye.  Which is funny considering I can never balance my camera so that they’re straight.  Luckily, I’ve learned how to quickly straighten them and crop in editing.  But I love them.  Everything about them.  How they carry your eye across the image, have a clean appearance and are everywhere I go.

After I snapped this shot, I started questioning my new attraction.  I had just walked up to the stack of lunch trays and snapped it.  Random lunch trays… I just took a picture of lunch trays.  But the colors, the negative space between them, it keeps my interest.

So what about you?  Do you have something that keeps bringing you back with your camera?


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June 23, 2011 - 11:02 am

Rachel - I think you know the answer to my obsession – fire. Or to be specific – the flames. I love how they can appear alive and no matter how many photos I take of fires, each one is unique. And you can change shutter speed and come up with different results. I will never tire of taking photos of fire. :)

June 28, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Stacy - I love the green one in the middle!

My obsession is actually a place…. Morris Arboretum in Philly. I love going numerous times throughout the year to capture the changes.

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