The helpful words for this topic are: Take us inside some places in your community. Try not to use your home, rather community places.
To gather my photos I did something rather unusual for me. I made a plan and followed it through. Usually I make a plan, get to wherever only to discover that idea is not going to work.
Yesterday's plan was to go to Forum North and the library to get my interiors shots. Both are owned and run by the Whangarei District Council, and they are next door to each other, so no need for two lots of parking.
Forum North is an event and conference venue with council functions carried out in the rest of the building. These stairs lead up to the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre where I occasionally watch a movie.
From this same spot I look around and see a lady with her laptop sitting quietly in a corner, dwarfed by the stained glass window.
Red carpet to function rooms:
Posters of upcoming events:
Next door at the library I had to promise not to take any photos with people in them. I took a few of the chess game and waited until the girl on the right made the move which lead to her defeat. The young man liked this shot of his reflection so I figured I hadn't broken the rules too badly.
I got a bit carried away with reflection shots:
But I think the kids corner would have been much better with some little people in it.
Back out in the parking lot I got a twitchy shutter finger when I noticed the interior of the work ute parked next to my car. Knowing I'd have to put the camera up to the window glass and risk the owner coming along and perhaps not being happy with my intrusion into his wardrobe, I nearly flagged it. Then two lads approached and I had a delightrful conversation when I asked them if they would be my lookouts. You can just see one of them in the corner of the wing mirror. They were good kids, they sure put me through my paces before they agreed - they weren't about to be tempted into a life of crime by some crazy old lady. They will make great policemen in a few years!
I hope everyone isn't having the formatting problems I've had today. I think this has been a great topic with so many possible interpretations, I'm really looking forward to seeing the shoot-outs from the rest of the team.