I start every day not really knowing what the theme for my 3 photos will be. I like the mystery and spontaneity of it this way. It's more interesting to go out and hunt for a theme, and see what catches my eye each day. Today's theme was a bonus because it actually became 2 themes by the end of the day.
It started with a flock of Cormorant. They are always perched on a hose - used for pollution control on the Charles river. I ride by them every morning and make a mental note that I'll take a shot of them one day... Actually, I did try one day but got too close to the river and scared them all away. Ops!
Anyway, the Cormorant were really back lit and I thought maybe it'd still be a cool black and white image. So that became my theme... subjects that were backlit and had a lot of contrast. A short time later I saw some guys on a roof in back bay. Eventhough they were very far away I still snapped a few shots just to see what I got. At one point the guy on top of the chimney spread his arms out and I thought that was kinda cool in a "I'm king of the world" kind of way.
The last shot was sort of a fluke. On the way back home I spotted a guy slacklining - with the sun setting behind him! A perfect back lit shot. I got a few shots of him and off I went. However, when I began reviewing all my photos from the day I realized that I had 3 different subjects that were both back lit AND had their arms sticking out to the side. I thought that was kinda random and cool at the same time.