The result of my first Avoid, Embrace exercise was not the epiphany I wanted. No great photos were taken. I am only posting this one because it is heavily post-processed.
I rushed through this, I admit. I didn’t take any great photos because I didn’t linger. But something good did happen: I didn’t feel bad while I was there. Initially I felt kind of awkward, hyper-aware of people glancing at my camera, but that isn’t neighborhood-specific; I always feel awkward with a big camera.
Not feeling bad is a good first step, I think.