I came to grips with having to take on the challenge of shooting with an iPhone, only to realize I wouldn't even have time for that!
However, I was determined to keep this thread alive, and in walking back to my car as departure back to Pittsburgh was about to commence, paused for a few seconds to catch this tag by one, "Somer" (at first may seem like it reads Soyer, but a second look reveals the intention of a second leg on the supposed "y" thus confirming the 'm'), which can be read "summer," and goes back to what I've commented on before on the interplay of language to effect multiple levels of meaning through wordplay.
Now, as odd as the name is, the piece is very intriguing by the placement chosen. Street light posts are not the easiest things to hit, and yet, this piece remains not only legible, but elegant in the way each letter flows into the next. The reason why I chose to shoot from two angles was to show how, in passing, the dynamics of such placement can change to give a different look due to the curvature of said light post.
Probably the coolest part is how you can see where the aerosol spray feathers off the edge from whatever angle the writer chose at some ungodly hour of the day.
And if you've read some of my previous posts (see: GLOSSARY of terms), you will notice the color chosen is a throw-back to days of supermarket cornerstores.
Now -- I only hope this to serve as inspiration that if you find yourself failing to achieve a large set of preset plans (for I had really hoped to scower the entirety of northeast Baltimore and have at least 20 good shots), to remind yourself that this our biggest challenge as humans - the 24 hour clock. I had essentially given up after such a busy weekend, but at the last moment became determined to come back with at least one thing!
If you are to one day achieve what you set out, the smallest victories will help you feel better about getting there in the near future.