Today was weird.
I mentioned in passing that one of my coworkers is doing a weekly photography workshop. I ended up submitting this image last week, which was not taken in my front yard.
Our assignment for next week is to take a picture that illustrates motion. I had to run an errand over at Houston and Broadway–an area of town stupidly close to me, but which I rarely ever get to–and afterward, I decided to prowl that area for potential shots.
The first place that caught my eye was a curios shop, which specializes in countless shiny odds and ends, subway signs, opera props, and bizarre statues and masks. I set up a number of shots of people reflected in mirrors among the odd bric-a-brac. One such shot featured the legs of a tall, slim man in black jeans and cowboy boots, who spontaneously walked into frame. Yay happy accidents! Then I looked up, and it was one of my coworkers! We stopped to chat and have a laugh about it, and he explained that he lives very nearby, and he stops in occasionally to see if there’s anything new and interesting to see. That’ll be a story to share with my fellow photographers!
My next stop was a basketball court, where a bunch of young guys had banded together an impromptu game. I must have watched them for 15 minutes, taking photo after photo, before the game ended. I smiled at the guys in greeting afterward, ready to explain my presence to any who asked, when suddenly I caught the eye of the son of one of my family’s oldest friends. We spent a few minutes catching up and generally boggling, then I was off once more.
I strolled around a little longer, then made my way back home, whereupon I got my first jury duty summons in the mail.
Yeah, today was weird.