Walking through the park the other day, I was reflecting on the whole business of inspiration, creativity, sources, making… all the sorts of things in fact you invariably end up thinking about when walking aimlessly through a park with no responsibility other than to ensure the dog doesn’t disappear out of sight.
I began to muse on whether it was possible to take a completely boring picture. I have contemplated this sort of thing before: a couple of months ago, I randomly took a whole batch of photos through some random photo filters to good effect, which seemed to prove my theory that it is hard to take a bad photo these days with a camera phone and a goodly supply of apps. But still. It surely had to be possible to do something really truly boring.
After some futile picturesque attempts, I decided the only way to go was to stalk into the middle of the field, point the lens down and shoot regardless. I was aware that if I were an ant, I would probably find this grass metropolis fascinating, but luckily I’m no ant. Here’s the result.
But I can’t just leave it there. First, it’s still not boring enough. So I crop without looking and run it through a few filters on Art Studio on the phone and get this:
Oh dear. Beautiful colours. Abstract qualities of interest. Another go, this time on the desktop…