I’ve been enjoying walks with Tawny & Rosie around the neighborhood. We recently found a junkyard of sorts with lots of interesting things in it.

I’ve been enjoying chains at this location and also in Mamaroneck when Howie and I walked around the harbor.  Not sure what it is about chains, but I’ve found them really interesting lately.

Junkyard Chains

Mamaroneck Chains

Mamaroneck Chains

Mamaroneck Chains 2

That’s not to say I haven’t been shooting some things I’ve been known for…

Tulips

Tulips

With some variations

Wannabe Tulip

Wannabe Tulip

So I guess shooting in your back yard can be difficult, but it can force you to look at new things and places.  My approach has been to travel light on these walks.  I’ll typically take my 20d with one lens (often my 50 1.8 or 85 1.8, but sometimes my 10-20 or 17-40) and maybe a flash.  I actually prefer to take these walks with one of the primes and nothing else because it forces me to learn & adapt to the limitations of that one lens.  The wider apertures don’t hurt as the sun is going down, either.

That’s it for now. One more photo from tonight’s walk…

Blue Junkyard Chair

Blue Junkyard Chair