I joined Kenneth Wajda and a small group of photographers in a weekly photo game a while ago. Kenneth wrote a prompt each week and tasked us with creating a photograph that met the prompt. Unfortunately, Kenneth's photo game is taking a break.
Since I'm not prepared to give up the game, my wife graciously agreed to provide me with a surprise prompt each week so that I can continue.
The rules are still the same:
- All submissions must be scans of film, no photos from digital cameras
- Images must be captured, processed, and submitted by 8 AM each Saturday
- Miss a week, and you're out
My goal in playing is simple. Get out and shoot film.
This week's prompt was a "softball" compared to the last couple. Take pictures of things that make me smile. Easy peasy. That's my default strategy for making photographs. Just look for things that make me happy.
I shot most of this week's roll at the Denver Zoo. I photographed exotic animals and flowering trees, things I don't typically see daily.
However, the image below is the one I like the best. There's nothing exotic here or even anything unusual. It's just a goose lounging under a tree, totally unphased by me standing a few feet away.
I admire the confidence of this goose. It's not bothered by people and doesn't feel the need to perform for attention, unlike the monkeys nearby.
I made this photo using a Canonet G-III QL17 and Ilford HP5+.
Other Photos from the Roll