Lore is that this town of Kuldhara near Jaisalmer was abandoned in the 13th century. Most homes in the vicinity are bare bricks snd walls. Some homes seem to be spared, like this one. The terrace and a balcony still survives. The small window openings keep the place cool in the hot desert of Rajasthan.
'PROJECT 2020 VISION: 52 ASPECTS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (JAN 1 TO DEC 31) 🕶️'
I made this my New Years Resolution .... One image a week for 52 weeks. 52 weeks. 52 aspects. 📸🚶♂️🚶♀️🗓️ _______
#3 . 'Rules? What rules?' As photographers, we are bombarded with rules: "follow the rule of thirds" ... "don't shoot into the sun" ... "use the lowest ISO setting" ... "don't chop heads off", and so on. As street photographers, however, we are the anarchists of the art; the rebels, the rule-breakers. Our art is often an immediate, passionate, and creative pursuit that reflects a sense of urgency; there is little time to think about the rules, never mind apply them.
For inspiration, look at two of the most prolific and revered street photographers: William Klein and Saudi Moriyama. One is renowned for cutting off heads and limbs, the other for creating grainy, badly lit, and often blurred images, and yet both have produced stunning work by breaking the rules. You can do the same, so stop "over-thinking" your picture taking, be more spontaneous, and don't worry about the rules. Experiment to produce a series of nine images that break the rules, but still "work". These are the images and scenes I chose.
I broke the various rules, as described above!
Premise: Even the unconventional and things which look different from the standard can still be beautiful and a work of art.
52 Assignments: Street Photography -
An eerie quiet has fallen over the festive town of Leavenworth as holiday crowds have abandoned the snowbound mountain hamlet, leaving only a lone, tangled tumbleweed of Christmas lights tumbling down Main Street. . “Christmas is over and you don’t need our snowy white backgrounds for your Instagram selfies anymore — we get it,” said a sniffly Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce President Jonas Schmidt. “Apparently you can have plenty of fun with the white stuff in the Puget lowlands now. You don’t need us anymore.” .
Schmidt says he knows everyone will always come back for the holidays, but in the meantime, the place can feel like a little bit of an empty ghost town. . “It gets a little creepy when the only people to greet regularly are some of the season’s leftover Elf Liberation Front members strutting in and out of the local saloons – Lord knows what they’re up to,” Schmidt said. “If people could just give us a call every now and then, let us know they missed us, and that they’re looking forward to the next visit, that would be nice. Just a thoughtful thing if they have time for it.” .
Hampering the town’s foot traffic even more is an indefinite Highway 2 closure west of Leavenworth at Stevens Pass. Highway 2 east of Leavenworth is also closed due to an unusual avalanche of Christmas light tumbleweeds trapping vehicles. .