Suburban Photography

I’ve always believed that beautiful images can come from scenes that we walk by every day but never really look at. Whenever I leave home to go shooting, there’s something different about how I “see” the world around me. Looking through my camera’s viewfinder changes my perspective somehow and though I’m not exactly sure what causes this, I’m fairly certain that I’m not alone.

Take these three images from my “Sugar Land” collection for example. Sugar Land is a relatively small suburb located about 25 miles southwest of Houston. It’s a diverse community made up of ordinary folks from all over the world who are living, working and raising their families here in southeast Texas. It’s also an extraordinary community of people that have come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike to help each other rebuild their homes and their lives. Of all the places I’ve lived in my half century, this is the one I’m most proud to call home.

Town Center

Town Center
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 17-40mm f/4 L with a circular polarizer filter at 17mm, f/8, 1/100th sec at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Stephen F. Austin Statue


Stephen F. Austin Statue

Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 17-40mm f/4 L with a circular polarizer filter at 17mm, f/10, 1/200th sec at ISO 200 on SanDisk digital film. Click on the image above for a larger version.

City Walk Drive

City Walk Drive
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 17-40mm f/4 L with a circular polarizer filter at 23mm, f/8, 1/125th sec at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. Click on the image above for a larger version.

One thought on “Suburban Photography

  1. Hey Jeff,

    I don’t know if you have tried it or not but doing a photo walk in an urban area can really open your eyes. I took part in one a few weeks ago and was amazed looking at the other walkers shots. Was educational to see the things they found to shoot that I walked by completely unaware.

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