Though blurry, I thought this was a fairly cool photo for this assignment. It not only captures one of the beauties of brotherhood, but also the spirit of sport. No matter what age, these boys can come back to their old garage and shoot pucks at a wall that has taken that honor of a beating for as long as I can remember. their surroundings of typical garage clutter encapsulates the feeling of home and history, and the competitive banter between the two resounds with the shots and sticks hitting the concrete. I also really like how the garage lights fill the stage while the entryway lights give more of a spotlight effect. To me, the blurriness is a defect of the shot, but it also gives a sort of impression of them playing, and I’m not sure a perfect still shot would give the same effect.
This shot was taken of my father, Cas Sheppard, one Saturday afternnon when I was at home. To me it represents the hard work he does both during the week and even on his time off, and how cool that really is that no matter what he’s always in a good mood about it. I liked the shot in comparison to my others because there is a lot more dynamic and color to it. the mahogany pop of the deck stain and the green ball cap with the blue and green of the background, in my opinion, really brings the shot full circle. With this angle and brightness of sun, however, I also captured a lot of the dinginess of the old deck color as well as the literally “muddy Mississippi” in the fore and backgrounds. A chance to capture the shot later in the day with perhaps the shade of a tree once the sun graduated may have been better, but at the time being I really liked the view of him squatted and painting (as opposed to hunched over standing).