A group of about a dozen people were walking down the street in Warrenton, Virginia when I took this photograph. They came to a complete stop and watched as I squatted in the middle of street composing this image and taking the picture.
A gentleman, who appeared to be the leader of the group, approached me and asked, What are you taking a picture of?
I laughed and said, Well, I really love the color of that trash can. I like how it ties in with the patina of the statue in front of the Courthouse.
He shook his head and smiled. We’re on a photo walk, taking pictures with our smartphones. I thought we were taking some pretty interesting shots – until now!
As the group walked off, I could hear the conversation. Did you see that lady taking pictures of the trash can?
It’s fun being weird.
Try not to let your head dissuade you from taking a picture, however irrelevant it might seem. –Nigel Shafran