When we got to St. Louis a little over a week ago, I was excited to see the Arch for the first time. Since this weekend was sprung on me as a complete surprise, I didn't do any research before getting there. Sure, I'd seen the arch in pictures before, but I really didn't know what to expect or take any time to think about just how I was going to shoot it.
Monday, July 6, 2009
This was one of the first shots I got. I really struggle sometimes to find ideas I like in creating new views of common things. This is a very popular subject.
This is the first a several different shots I got. The vignetting you see in the corners is an artifact created by the 17-85mm lens I was using.
As always, this shot is right out of the camera.
How do you get through the struggle of shooting very common scenes? Do you research your shoot locations? I'd love to hear what you think!