To often we forget to heed this simple advice:
The above sign is taken from a local rose garden. And while there are 12,000 roses in this specific park, each of us has roses along our paths each day. This week, let’s each take a moment to recognize the elements of beauty in our lives.
I hope that everyone has a great week!
As previously mentioned, I’ve recently started taking a photography class. The class title is, Introduction to Digital Photography, and my goal for the class is to learn how to take better, more consistent pictures.
Our first assignment was to take five good pictures of color and detail, with the following constraint – there can be no edits other than resizing the image to 700 pixels at its largest dimension. No exposure modifications, sharpening, cropping – the image must be created in-camera.
Here are my five images:
I’ll post some other pictures, as well as the four other assignments that will be completed over the course of the semester.
I’d also love any feedback that you have regarding the images. I may also post any feedback that I receive that I think is interesting, we’ll see.
As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting.
My photography class started this week, and I was at a local park taking pictures for my first project. The beautiful day brought many couples to the flower gardens, including this couple:
Spring is such a great time of year. Life, in all of its color and energy, bursts forth, as we walk in the background, feeding off of its energy.
I don’t think of all the misery but of of the beauty that still remains. ~Anne Frank
It’s easy to get trapped into thinking about all of the things that aren’t going the way we want them to go. The media seems to reinforce all of the negatives going on in the world, and many times the conversation at work and dinner leads to the challenges of the day. These thought patterns can serve as a shield from all of the good and beauty in our lives and the world. In my own life this leads to me taking things for granted.
So for this week, it’s my goal to remember the beauty and to recognize the many positive elements in my life.
May our weeks be filled with good and beauty.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
~ Helen Keller
May our weeks be filled with sunshine.
We establish boundaries throughout our lives. Sometimes these boundaries are physical boundaries, like the chain link fence that the daffodil below is working its way through:
Even more frequently we establish boundaries based upon our culture and conditioning. We build assumptions that serve us well as we navigate the world, but also limit our perspective and the opportunities that we allow ourselves to experience.
This week I will focus attention on understanding what boundaries and assumptions I approach my day with and work to eliminate as many as possible. The goal? To be open to the world as it is.
Will you join me? If so, I’d love to hear about what you discover.
Have a great week everyone!