Exploration #8: Cracks
Map out pavement cracks in your neighborhood
It is a known condition that when you begin to pay attention to something you've never really looked at before you will begin to see it everywhere. You eventually begin to feel as if the thing is out to find you, instead of the other way around.
It's been a week since I've been on my blog. I sure missed it. Being here is like walking into my pink room at my grandma's house. A comforting place, warm, familiar.
After entertaining company for a week I am back to blog about something less than exciting. My Exploration #8 task of mapping out cracks in my neighborhood. I thought this would be easy and interesting. I was sure I would find dozens of cracks full of odd shapes and sizes. Instead, I found that my neighborhood is pretty crack-free (both of the pavement and the drug sort, thank goodness!) so it took a while just to find the few cracks that I did.
My friend Lei who was visiting from Kansas accompanied me on a walk around the neighborhood, camera's in hand. It was three blocks before I found a crack.
Crack with Leaf and Twig
We walked about a mile and I only found a few. But, at least I could give them snappy titles. :)
San Andreas Fault Crack
Blue Lightening Crack
And finally, my favorite crack of the task:
Bare Tree with Rust Crack
The purpose of this task was to make you look at something you may have not looked at before, or to look at it differently. Some of these would make great texture shots for use in digital art so I just might photograph more cracks in the future. Til then, "Don't step on a crack, or you'll break your mother's back". :)