Something from Nothing – Peter Carroll makes photos from 10 paces!

Peter Carroll send in this submission for Something from Nothing

Photography challenges are a great way to get the ol’ creativity gears working and a great reminder for me that there are photographs to be made everywhere at every time if we let observation and creativity hang out together for a while. When I read about the oopoomoo Something From Nothing challenge I jumped at the opportunity. I didn’t just want to participate. I needed to participate. I challenged myself to create images within 10 paces of my computer and devote one hour to the process.  This would be good for me. It would be different. It would take me outside my comfort zone which is a good thing for an artist. See I love traveling, be it around the beautiful Province of Alberta or half way around the world, and creating photographs of the people and places I see. Traveling is fun because the experiences are fresh and what I see is new to my eyes. What kind of images, though, could I create with the stuff I live with everyday? Here are the results…

©Peter Carroll

©Peter Carroll

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©Peter Carroll

 

About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and a good guitar jam.

5 Comments

  1. Judy Windsor
    March 21, 2013

    Great set of photos, the first one is my favourite.

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  2. Jane Chesebrough
    March 21, 2013

    great read, especially “had to participate.” Great set of photos with choice of DOF and lighting.

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  3. eremophila
    March 21, 2013

    Loved them all Peter, each showing a different mood, very nicely thought out.

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  4. Gavin John
    March 22, 2013

    I love the depth of field in the first picture. Great photos!

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  5. Peter Carroll
    March 22, 2013

    Thanks for the comments everyone. Sam and Darwin are doing great things for the photo community. This type of exercise is a wonderful way to stretch as an artist. Creative photography is not about filling your basket with low hanging fruit.

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