On my mind is how to set a scene with an establishing shot, usually a very wide angle capture of a scene, designed to show the audience where the action is taking place.
How to make it interesting? After all, there really isn’t much going on. Which then leads me to thinking about why everything has to have action, has to have a point of interest. Is it not good enough to just be; calm, serene, with absolutely nothing much going on. I continue to struggle with this.
While I did mull over this exercise, I also had a lot of fun. One of the tips given in Blogging U include backing up a few steps, or climbing some stairs to higher ground to fit the whole scene in one shot. I have never before really thought of physically moving myself (save maybe one or two steps in any direction) to get a different, perhaps better view of what I am trying to capture.
To take this shot, I walked across the street, tried it from the left and from the right. Walked back closer. Then further again. The passerbyers must have thought me extremely strange. But maybe this building is photographed so often they didn’t even notice.
Housed in the same building as the Peranakan Tile Gallery, is a quaint Peranakan Cafe. It has a short menu of several mains and desserts. but everything we had was delicious!
Feature Photo above: though not an establishing shot, it is my favourite photo from the Tile Gallery outing; the Lion Head Knocker cracks me up! And it is taken in the spirit of the theme, Street.