I now have about 30 good images for this project. It is nice to finally have a coherent, cohesive set of images that really do tell a story about the neighbourhood where I live.
Below are the 21 images that rate above 3 star for my system. I am having some doubts about the 'labelling' of these images, that I was thinking of doing. I have the idea of labelling the houses with a self-attribute, such as 'mum', or 'photographer'. I'm wondering if this is a little clichéd But it does mean something to me, and I recognise the feeling of identifying with others as being similar, but also different, but I'm worried I'm trying to put too much into it by adding the labels. Perhaps I should just let them stand on their own?
So far I have 'optimized' the colour version of each image, done some preliminary straightening (some of the hills are quite steep here) and done a little cropping. I have purposely tried to not choose houses with cars out the front (on the street) as I think it distracts from the image.
At the moment I have only done one version of the mono, in a high contrast dramatic black and white, but I need to experiment with this more.
I am feeling very happy with the images thus far, but am a bit unsure about the idea of the self-portrait... I need to do some more thinking over the next few weeks. I also will need to experiment with getting some images printed, perhaps on different paper for mono, and think about my framing...