On Taking Assignments #12 - Contrast

This photo was taken almost a year ago to the day.  I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this place.  It was a car museum of sorts where it appeared that at one time admission was charged to allow people to wander the lot.  Unlike other car museums (or mausoleums in this case), this one seemed have many models of the same car.

The place was closed so I could only get shots of it from the adjacent roadway and gas station, but even that limited view offered an interesting subject for this assignment.  I wanted to like this shot in color, but with the colors ranging from green to blue to rust, there was no place to rest your eye.

I love how the black and white calls attention to the repetition of shapes, and the angle of the sun shining on the cars with windows and conspicuously absent from the ones without.  I would have paid to walk the lot and see the cars up close, but I wasn't about to knock on the door.  The place was as uninviting as it was interesting.  This was a fun find in a place where I was least expecting to find anything.

On Taking Assignments

I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography.  In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners.  Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group.  I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning.  My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.