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

for Liz

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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

a fevered pitch

Image

 

managing

to keep

it all

the same

 

no

don’t change

no

don’t look

 

don’t look

at this

don’t look

at that

 

diamonds

in the

rough

i’m certain

 

senseless

beauty

senseless

abuse

 

doctoring

coping

screaming

on the inside

 

shows up

on the 

outside

disgracing the pact

 

going back

coming

forward,

stuck.

 

conscious 

decisions

to delete this

permanent hell

 

feeling fear

deeper

than ever

relief in sight

 

make friends

with it

gonna be around

for a while

 

11/7/13

exquisite freedom

Image

i’ve taken

my fingers

out

of my ears

 

heard 

you anyway

the moment

never stops

 

vibrating

at a 

pitch

only i can hear

 

constant companion

every deck

dealt the 

same exact way

 

i see

you’re now

driving me

off center

 

show me

that slide

again

i was distracted

 

breath,

evenly relaxed

slowing to 

theta

 

your level

my awareness

the countdown

has begun

 

put the

pen down

close the

    computer

 

listen.

breathe.

stillness

paves the way

 

not usually

what we think

and more than

useful

 

layers lift off

exposing

new skin

exquisite freedom

 

 

trade secrets

Image

down the path

one never knows.

exceedingly

curious

 

delirious

from the heat

thirst

never quite quenched

 

durable

and yet

so overly

sensitive

 

following

the scent

totally new

and unknown

 

loving the new

rabbit hole

usually

two show at a time

 

and then

deep rest,

and the 

new day dawns

 

hills to

slide down

new books

to devour

 

dumping out

my toolbox

rifling through

tricks of the trade

 

what inventive 

tale will be told

always enticing

never satisfied

 

dreams flowing

forward

have i met

you before?

 

a revolving door

kicks out

the next

contestant

 

i have an

app for that

    hey look,

now you’re blue