While I always know I'll find something, and sometimes I have a preconceived vision of what I'd like to shoot, sometimes I have no idea what there will be to photograph. This was one of those days.
Although we started with the group, Jim Peterson and I decided to make our own path and headed into town. While waiting for him to change a lens, I found this glass brick wall. As you may know, I like details and this seemed like an interesting, abstract-ish detail - just the kind of thing I like.
I've driven past the Ada County Courthouse more times than I can count, and I've always thought about photographing it because it's a beautiful building. But I've never stopped or made a trip to do just that. So this morning, realizing how close we were, I suggested we start there. I'm so glad we did. I love architecture.
The sky was so full of texture and wonder as the sun started to rise. I think it makes the perfect contrast for the hard lines of the building.
Having never stopped here before, I didn't realize there was a waterfall in front of the courthouse. It offered the perfect subject for long exposure.
The newly fallen autumn leaves created a wonderful swirl to balance the hard edges of the fountain steps.
I like architecture because it can become abstracted so easily. The lines and patterns are uniform and stationary, and yet quite energetic.