Last Friday I spent a very enjoyable afternoon with my son at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park, London. Images from that event are currently being processed and there will be a post of a selection of images of the ‘action’ later this week.
As is so often the case on a photo shoot my focus of interest shifted from the main event to what else was worth capturing and I noted people moving around the building high up above the seating, silhouetted against the windows. Periodically I captured family groupings on the move and this was the best of a bunch.
Wherever we go as photographers there will be images that are specifically of that place – images that document exactly where we are, whether it is a resort, a place, a building or a landscape. But if we detach ourselves, even momentarily, from that objective, we will find other images (just as valuable, sometimes more so) that although taken at that place are not identifiably of it. Let your gaze shift and allow your mind to drift away from the primary objective: you may be surprised by what you see.