Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Town Shoot Out - My Town's Premier Attraction

This week's shoot out theme is courtesy of Kent of it's never too late. "Since we all live in such different places, I thought a good theme might be to show what your hometown is most noted for. For example, the town where I grew up is Greensburg, Kansas, the town now most famous for being blown away by a tornado in May of 2007. So a photo set of tornado damage, or maybe some of the incredible rebuilding effort would be appropriate. Before the tornado though, this little town was most noted for having "The World's Largest Hand Dug Well". It was advertised on billboard signs, and even on the city signs as you entered town along highway 54. So that would be the picture I'd use if I still lived there. All towns have something they are known for. I guess a picture of a big apple might suffice if you live in New York City. Or if you lived in Atlanta, the 'Big Chicken' would work.The way to inspire yourself is to think, "If someone local saw your picture, would they recognize the subject as being from your hometown"? Happy shooting this week, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's hometown."
I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here!

This week, I was going to feature the St. Patrick's day parade photos of the last few years, as Dublin has 2 distinct areas, and if you didn't venture too far in town, you may not recognize them... Of course, then I had a sick kiddo, and my modem crashed for a full day, and now the modem works but not the LAN, and my pics are on the other computer, so no dice for this week :(

2 comments:

Bagman and Butler said...

A good story is worth 1,000 pictures. Nice shootout!

REDLAN said...

You are still participated in this week's theme. I loved reading this post even without photo.