On Taking Assignments #20 - Shadows

This set of stairs had such a geometric quality to it.  I love shots with lots of shapes and angles.  There isn't much to talk about here in terms of subject matter, but it is visually complex.

Here the shadows make the image.  From the border on the bottom and left to the diagonals through the image, to the face of each step, the shadows add dimension and keep all these similar materials from looking the same.  Here the shadows make the shot what it is.

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.