Photo Mission - Share Your Walk to Work

I'm visiting Redbubble HQ in Melbourne for a few days and among so many other things, this means that it’s “walk to work day” for us everyday that we’re here.

For me that means a considerably longer walk than my usual ten steps from my bedroom to my home office, and for The Crimson One it means a very pleasant stroll compared to her usual hour’s drive on a crowded freeway in South Bay traffic.

As my mornings at home usually involve lots of rushing and not much opportunity to slow down to savour the visual world around me, my visits to Melbourne always signal a time for me to take a moment to let my feet wander a little and allow my eyes to go wherever they want to go.

Today I decided that it was “take a photo on the way to work day.” I’m someone who is convinced that there are a thousand photographic subjects right there in front of us if we just open our eyes to the possibility of seeing the beauty in everything, right down to the most mundane of objects.

Like this piece of the pavement. How many thousands of feet have walked that very same path? Taken those very same steps down Russell Street? Yet, today, I found this to be beautiful with its contrasting shapes, and cool tones.

Then there’s this back door entrance to a Melbourne club at the bottom of an alley. I couldn’t care less about the club, what caught my attraction was that amazing green, and the red pipes and writing. They’d also very kindly left a keg outside the door. Such a cool bonus!

Now, it’s your turn. We have an exciting mission for you. If you should choose to accept the challenge, we’d like to know what you see on your way to work. If you don’t walk, that’s OK. Whether you hike, bike, drive, fly, float, bus or tram, if it gets you there we’d love to see what you see on your daily journey.

Grab your camera, and get going. Don’t feel you need to use a fancy camera. I set myself a personal challenge to only use my phone camera on this trip. Take some photos of your morning commute and come and post them here for us all to enjoy. If there’s a great story that goes with it, all the better! We’d love to hear it.

The Magenta Marauder signing out and looking forward to my walk home.

Originally published to Redbubble Community Team blog  - November 2012