“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno
If you are around Uptown Charlotte on a Saturday morning, you might see me on my bicycle with my camera bag on my back. I usually head over to the Uptown Farmers Market, grab a treat, and then cruise around Uptown looking for different things to photograph. This has been my Saturday morning routine for over two years now. One would think that I would run out of things to photograph, but you would be surprised. Most days I usually find at least one scene to capture. While I am capturing these scenes, I wonder what I look like. I will position myself at any angle possible in order to capture in my mind the best photo possible. I’m sure most people think I am some kind of tourist, or just some weirdo obsessed with my camera. Lately I have been trying out different angles and lenses to capture different perspectives. You might see me laying on the ground or switching camera lenes to see what I can get. I can’t tell how people see me because usually my eyes are attached to my camera the entire time. While I am looking through the camera is when I change my physical position in order to capture the best photo I can. While I am sure people around me have thoughts, I am not too concerned about what they think.
I took these photos a few weeks ago at Marshall Park in Uptown Charlotte. This is one of the spots I frequently visit while riding my bike with my camera on my back. On this last visit I decided to try and get some views of the park that I don’t normally take. This park has a great view of Uptown Charlotte that is frequently used by various networks to capture a view of the city while they are broadcasting. These shots focus on the fountain in the heart of the park.