Monday, January 03, 2005

The Second Look

"Window to the Picture Show" by Wes Aldridge

Sure you say, "Well, there have been plenty of people that have shot that one before," and I say true. Hollywood 27 movie complex has surely been the target of plenty of photographers with their cameras with neons illuminated against a night sky. I ask you to take a second look. The shot is not a standard shot, but one with a reflection.

The side driver's side window panel of a 1998 Ford Explorer gave the perfect interpretation of the glowing neons. One quick glance and I knew that a straight shot of the illumination just wasn't that special. As I turned around to walk off, I saw the Explorer's rendition of the beautiful sight.

Only advice that I have is, do not be a glutton for the obvious. Look at and notice the little things that change and will not be the same tomorrow. This Explorer has a slim possibility of being in the same place at the same time with the same effect ever again. Take advantage of those things and make them your own.