This Photographer has decided to embark, quite spontaneously, on a 365 project. This entails taking one new distinct photograph per day, every day, documenting one year of this poor life. Although a tremendous undertaking, the project should produce some interesting results, improving the ol' photography skills along the way.
All the nitty gritty details, emotional, technical or otherwise, will be documented here on Newsvine daily. Photographs in these articles will be from the previous day. Progress can be followed by clicking 'Follow Ben Josephs' on my column or by adding the tag 'benj365' to your watch list.
365.5. Chair at Slough.
The short train commute to downtown each work day is boring, despite only being seven minutes time. Sometimes, if the ride is just missed and the extra ten minutes 'til the next arrival makes it too gruesome to bear, opening a book to avoid the stark reality becomes necessary. Usually it's not worth fitting in the extra five pages (or less) unless the book's return becomes dire. The only other thing to do is watch the cityscape pass by looking for possible photographic opportunities, few and far between moving on a single line.
When these two chairs appeared at this slough near the Franklin Avenue Light Rail Station, the fruitless activity to pass the time actually had brought an opportunity. Now, just because something is thought of, doesn't necessarily mean resolve is there. These chairs have been sitting at this slough, seemingly longing at the bars in the distance, for weeks. Is this a place of banishment after being booted from the bar, or did a homeless person bring the chairs to find some semblance of serenity?
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