emerging… in composure HA!

I spent this past month of August 2015, participating in a challenge on Instagram.

Surfing the pix and posts of other Instagram-ers… I came upon the #30daysofcomposition challenge presented by

Emma Davies Photography:::Photography for Bloggers website:  http://www.PhotographyForBlogs.com (check out her site for an upcoming September course)

I took this as an opportunity to get together a slice of my photography….and what I found was similar to what I found when I recently reorganized my resume…. I have a little something here and now I want to delve deeper into my emergence through composure…literally and metaphorically. Engaging with my photographs through a daily prompt of all the various elements and rules of composition such as leading lines, rule of thirds, framing, triangles, etc, i began to get a bit of a handle on my style and vision. Having more of a feel and appreciation in this regard has added confidence and a better-fitting direction to my Art.

With that, i give thanks to Emma Davies for her initiative with this challenge AND my glorious son for his ever-clear attention to detail and his stellar sense of beauty AND his computer genius.

Also, you can see these same photos and more at my Instagram

And without further ado, i share with you 30 of my photographs.

viewpoint

viewpoint

framing

framing

negative space

negative space

diagonals

diagonals

rule of thirds

rule of thirds

leading lines

leading lines

symmetry

symmetry

fill the frame

fill the frame

triangles

triangles

balance

balance

pattern

pattern

background

background

straight horizon

straight horizon

form / shape

form / shape

texture

texture

looking out of the frame

looking out of the frame

creating depth

creating depth

suggesting movement

suggesting movement

alignment

alignment

foreground

foreground

aspect ratio

aspect ratio

focal point

focal point

choice of lens.....long

choice of lens…..long

color - complementary

color – complementary

color - mono

color – mono

color - harmonious

color – harmonious

color - disonant

color – disonant

abstract

abstract

repetition

repetition

break the rules

break the rules

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beaming in all directions

attracting us all

 

waking even the sleepiest

among us

 

accommodating each wandering soul

serving up her own brand of solace

 

a knowing feeds her

she sips it in…delighting in the sweetness

 

her smile is replicated

we see it everywhere

 

like dominoes rising to meet me

a counter experience

 

a constant rising

unique to this woman

 

a love with no end

3/20/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

celebrating fluidity

 Image

 

emerging with
the exuberance
of lilies of
the valley

one by one
a fresh face
appears
breezing by

witnessing
her crew
of multi-generational
goddesses

everyone
took notice
heads turned
time stood still

waves of life
have washed
you clean and
your smile

says it all
surrounded
by the next
chapters

waves of smiles
watching it all
back & forth
in & out

your garden
is well watered
you’re aware of
the weeds

which are a
necessary part
of any
ecosystem

part of the one
a piece of the whole
gracing your life
fluidly feminine

 

 

 

6/15/14

fresh look

Image

 

while out

for a walk

the moon

bathed me

 

in such

a way

i will

never forget

 

blanketed

soothed

then fed

and filled

 

there are times

when a reflection

a slice

an aspect

 

is all we

can eat/take

taking in more

slams the door

 

there are times

when all it takes

is a facet

a fractal

 

catching sight

of yourself/ourselves

in a 

pane of glass

 

these are the times

when truth

creeps in

gallops in

 

wrapped in

new perceptions

warmed by our

unique perspective

 

new seams

sewn in

fresh face

moon pie

 

 

1/2014

dissociated homerun

Image

 

there is no quenching

the thirst

of never having

 

i’m huge  i’m invisible

i’m laughing  i’m crying

inside….and out

 

dealing in truth

no more passive aggression

skidding into

home plate

 

dirt on my face

scraped up elbow

beautiful badges

of un-blindered sight

 

ebbing back & forth

in needless attack

outnumbered in society’s

droning on of victimhood

 

6/2011

fierce light

Image

 

i’m in an incubator

anxiously chipping away

at the candy-coated shell

 

an armor of hard won

beliefs that were and

are all incorrect

 

those last moments

of holding on to the

stale, disgusting air

that once imprisoned me

 

spinning in timeless-ness

seemingly never ending

another and another

just rest now…and wait

 

the work is finished

i lie here in a pile of newness

from the center is the only

real calm

 

tiny and fragile    

yet not contain-able

a sweet breeze

reminds me that i am still here

 

born to the truth

fierce light of my soul

my heart and my eyes

await the grand plug-in