Inspiration for the angles assignment was easy enough to find, and difficult to make interesting. I took at least 15 different shots that I thought were interesting, but I just didn't think others would feel the same.
In the end I settled on this shot of a fence along the siding of an apartment complex. I liked the sheer number of angles it created with its intersecting lines.
The gradient and lines of light also added some visual interest and helped separate the background from the foreground. Lastly the rolling fence top with its angles made the photo less static and added a good sense of movement, which is what caught my attention in the first place.
I liked the result of this photo and it was well received on the Google+ group.
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.