So these photos have nothing to do with each other, except that I had a photo pipe dream that the Boy Scouts parade would somehow wander over to the Undie Run and I’d get a great reaction shot. It never happened, so now I’m just mashing the photos together.
It was a good day for some surreal images. I’m very pleased with these two especially.
One thing I’m really trying to improve in my work is my use of layers. I think I have a natural inclination to simplify images into “quick reads” that reduce distraction, that’s just part of my style. I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of taking busy, complicated scenes and making them simple. But now I’m practicing on reversing that: taking simple images and making them more layered.
But I still enjoy simplicity.