I got a little tired walking 100 paces from my house. My house isn't really near anything all that cool and it was hard to find the motivation to perform this exercise since pretty much every walk originates from my home.
So I decided to change the rules of the exercise. Somewhere on my walk (most likely towards the beginning, so I won't forget) I will take a picture of one thing and then walk 100 paces from that spot to perform the '100 paces' photo exercise where I take 20 pictures where ever I land. Fun, right? This opens up all kinds of possibilities, but still has the spontaneity of not knowing where I will end up 100 paces later.
On this walk, I saw crazy bird houses hanging from mulitple trees. They were everywhere and super cool. I stopped to take a picture of them and then I walked 100 paces south and discovered this flower bud.
100 paces landed me on the other side of my block and at my neighbor's side yard. There were lots of flowers and great things to choose from. I really like how the colors turned out in this shot. I'm using my standard Hipsta setting and I haven't touched this photo up at all. The blue background with the pale pink flower is just so pretty.
One exercise Karen Walrond taught us at the World Domination Summit is the 100 Paces exercise. I knew instantly this was an exercise that I wanted to start doing. Basically all you do is walk 100 paces and where ever you land, you take 20 pictures. It's a way to practice seeing your surroundings in a new light and to hone your photography skills.
Yesterday when I went walking, I started off by conducting this exercise. I ended up about a block or so from my house and under a chestnut tree. One thing I like about this exercise is that since it's such a short distance from the starting point, I can easily use my big camera. When I'm out walking, my first focus is on exercise which is why I only carry my iPhone with me. I can't wait to see how this exercise expands my eye and photography skills.