Dailies: Breakdown #3 – VIP Parking

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Dailies: Breakdown #3 – VIP Parking

This is the third of the Dailies Breakdown posts. Few things first though, it seems that Facebook limits the number of photos in an album to 200, so for the most recent daily, make sure that you are viewing the Dailies II album. I am also working on adding another page on my web site for the second album. To my surprise, the Dailies page is the most popular page on my site. Thanks to all the follow along. Now for today’s nitty gritty….


As many photographers do, I too spend a lot of time along walking with a camera in search of and on the lookout for the next victim to turn into pixel data. Ready to freeze that next spontaneous moment into photo history. Having a limited-controllable camera at my fingertips has proven to be priceless, this entire collection of Dailies would not exist without it. When I came across this abandoned child’s trike I immediately when into capture mode.

Checking out the different angles and how they played nice or not so nice with the composition. I know that I wanted to capture the scene that I came across: downtown, rainy and wet pavement, abandoned kids trike, mysterious, late at night. It was pretty late if I remember, about 12:45. Quite late for such a toy to be sitting unattended in a public park when it’s more ideal location would be in the garage or shed. My first reaction was spinning multiple 360’s looking for a child that might be lost. After nothing looked too supisious, I found myself making up a story that maybe this was the parking spot for some little tike’s vehicle. Their very own VIP parking spot. I can see them now, pulling up, jumping out and flipping the toy keys to bellhop.

Battling the time between I push the button and the the time that it actually captures the image, I got three shots before a car passed into my background. I had already pushed the shutter release button and initiated the capture countdown as the car surprisingly came to a full stop, instead of the rolling-stop that Sheboygan drivers are so famous for. The fourth shot, above, was the one that made the edit. Having the car in the background added another layer to the photo that I really liked, a bit like a spontaneous moment.

Your thoughts? What story do you see?

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