the second in the series of walks started this morning at 01:00 and took three hours, more than double the first. although the walking experience was less stilted than the first as i had no need to refer constantly to the map, it was still not a "laissez-affair".
on the way to the starting point (bottom left hand grid corner) my mind, without prompting, went to work on the approach for the night's walk. i love this about walking - whether a walk is the subject of my work or not, it's a sure-fire way of finding inspiration. it's something about the movement and the rhythmical motion of the journey that seems to jog and jolt the workings of my mind.
linking to the idea of 24
from walk 1, i decided to navigate the square's perimeter in a series of 24
-pace chunks, taking a picture at the point of each 24
th step, in any direction, on any subject. in the early stages of these walks, i like the idea of almost allowing the space to decide the subject matter for the photograph - taking the control and, almost, the pressure to make good images, out of my hands.
it was interesting that just as in walk one where i'd almost existed in a bubble - just me and the map, oblivious to the city life happening around me - this 24
step conceit also acted as a separator - distancing me from the human element of the city and allowing me to navigate my way around the route with a sense of invisibility.
so here are a set of 24
photos taken from the walk which consisted of 3 hours. 104 photos taken every 24
steps which equals 24
96 steps. as a middle-aged male who is nearly six feet tall, whose normal stride is almost exactly 36 inches, but was taking extra large steps measuring 40 inches, this means that the length of this walk was, approximately, 99,840 inches or 8320 feet or 2733.33 yards or 1.57575757etc. miles.
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