Do Not Enter

I ventured out yesterday to do a little street shooting, but since it rained all day, the streets were deserted. The need to shoot and to think was pulling me away from the office; away from emails, web work and business as usual, so I gathered my camera, affixed a prime lens, and headed out the door. Since there weren't many people to be found, I wasn't in a hurry. Sometimes when photographing, I feel the urgency to get to the action quickly or I'll miss a photo opportunity, but not this time. I moved with purpose attempting to locate something interesting or something unusual among the daily, the mundane and the familiar. Even though I had a scattering of photographs that made it to my final edit, I like the way these two shots played off of each other so graphically, projecting the feeling I had while shooting--the desolation of a rain-washed day.