It's day 3 of Photography 101. The keyword is water. I initially intended to capture one of the lakes or waterways near my home. I live near Carnegie Lake and drive by several brooks and streams on my way to work. However, in the last few days, I have been attending an information security forum in Philadelphia. The event starts each day at 7:30 AM and ends around 5 PM. I leave home in the dark and arrive at the event just after sunrise. The event is packed with presentations from information security experts and product vendors. There is no break to go outdoors and scout out "water". By the time the event ended for the day, the sun was setting, and I arrived home after dark.

This is the best I could do within the constraints. If time and place restrictions do not permit me to take a photo for the day that appeals to me as a photographer, I will use one from my existing catalogue. Here's the photo I would have preferred to take.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. Passionate about photography, you’ll find me writing about cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and capturing birds on camera. My prose is like a caffeinated squirrel—fast, unpredictable, and occasionally insightful.

8 thoughts on “Water”

  1. I love the leaf photo. There's no shame in resorting to the existing catalog. If I were to post a new photo each day, I'd have to take one month off work! I seriously doubt that my employer would understand:

    "I need to take one month off work, because I'm participating in this photo101 blog project..."

  2. Beautiful shots! I really like the second one! Wanted to take something similar for that assignment, but we have't had any rain rain lately and I wanted to use a fresh photo instead of an old one.

    1. Thanks Mellam. Most of the streams and brooks near my home are down to trickle. Our summer wasn't particularly hot or dry but we just didn't get the rainfall to keep the water flowing.

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