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Week 6: Honorable Mentions

Earlier in the week, I posted my interpretation of the “green” theme. This lichen-inspired photo had some nice, warm tones from the golden sun setting in the background.

I wanted to put up a couple of the others I took. These were close in the running as my favorite, but they just didn’t quite make the cut.

I think I like the perspective of the overhead one. Also, it gives such nice background texture to the photo. I think the grayish colors in the background pair nicely with the light, mint green of the lichen. The last photo was of a different kind of lichen or moss. I like the brighter green tones it has, and it has always been one of my favorite shades of green. The background of this last image is a regular cornucopia of colors. The rainbow of colors really invites your eyes to explore the background.

Let me know your thoughts on these images. Do you think I chose correctly, with the one I picked as my main image? Or do you think one of these honorable mentions should have taken its place?

Until next time…

2014.02.15 Green SOOC Edit 6

2014.02.15 Green SOOC Edit 2

All of the participants in this challenge are as follows: [in no particular order]

Be sure to take a look at their images as well. They have some really stunning shots!

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Week 6

Green

“The Reaching

2014.02.15 Green SOOC Edit 7

Last week, our challenge was “night sky.” This week, our challenge set us on green. Not just that it made us ready to go and take a photo, but the actual theme was green. Do you see what I did with the bold letters in the title of this piece? If you’re good at the jumble, it won’t be difficult to decipher. Some of the other photos have been fantastic, as usual. You’ll have to check out the other guys’ work linked at the bottom of this post.

This has been a busy week, and an even busier weekend for me. I’ve not had a chance to get out and take a photograph, which seems to be the norm recently. I saw this stick today and the light green moss upon it and really wanted to capture the strange beauty of it.

Lichens, not unlike this one here, reach for the sunlight. It is their whole existence. It is all they know to do. At times in the winter, I feel the same. I feel like the sun is all I crave. We don’t get the harshest winters by far. We don’t have snow every day, but we do have long, dreary weeks. We will go week at a time without seeing the sun, and when it does come back out, I realize just how much I’ve missed it. Just like this little piece of moss, I realize that I too want to reach for the sun. I want it to warm my bones and kiss my face with light.

I’m looking forward to spring now. Today was a beautiful day in the 60’s and gave me a glimpse of what is right around the corner.

What is your favorite season? (does anyone answer “winter” to do that?)

All of the participants are as follows: [in no particular order]

Until next time…

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Reflections

There are many kinds of reflections, both literal and theoretical. It does us well, as humans, to actually take time out of our lives to appreciate both.This was a slightly golden reflection in a mostly placid lake on a dreary day. The dreary day was nothing very memorable and I would have missed this gem had I not stopped and taken the time to appreciate it.

Ironically, just viewing that reflection caused me to reflect on other things in life. Such things as how insignificant we are in life. We are but blinks in the eyes of time. We are but whispers on the breath of the Earth. If we don’t do anything to stand out, anything to be truly great…we will be as forgotten as mere blinks or whispers.

Reflections help us to constantly strive for greatness. They keep us looking inward for areas of improvement. Make sure you constantly look for reflections to shine in a normally dreary life.

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