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

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

sOft chEwy cEntEr…OE3

Image

oxygen

beautiful wor(L)d

molecules

movement underscored

 

patterns

nestled beneath it all

blessings

invite us into the mystery

 

deeper

into the ride

further

along the path

 

creating

a map of the journey

transcribes

the heartbeats of the participants

 

mandala

of our inner swirl

labyrinth

gets us back to our center(s)

 

 

…. 15 …. ( a bit longer)

Image

every time

i see you

you are

 different

 

your hair

your laugh

your point of view

your face

 

you are 

growing

so in the

thick of it

 

like your

first year

of life

x 15

 

it may be

harder

to see.

you feel it

 

it’s a rush

 a tumble

hormones aplenty

true inner chaos

 

mixed with

all the

choices

life has to offer

 

absolutely

every moment

you are immersed

in change

 

but know this

you’re like a baby

you’re like a puppy

so truly adorable

 

you are still

a pup

a pup with the

whole world at your feet

 

breathe.

      take a soak

it will all still

be here tomorrow 

 

at the ledge

you always

have choices

teeter a bit longer.

 

 

 

12/29//2013

 

(s)Mothered

Image

 

best of

my mom

the best

of me

 

i hid

that

from 

her

 

it’s what

she

denied

i denied her

 

blazing

a trail

no one

would see

 

I

hid

my boots

at the shop

 

like she hid

all her light

under a series

of bushels

 

disjointed x3

disconnected

disarmed

disappointed

 

23 years

and i never

knew

who she was

 

only the

stories

i made up

the stories

i pieced together

 

legacy of

pain

legacy of

distortion

 

her best

was sharing

a cigarette

with me

 

her worst

too many

to count

criminal

 

bridging

the gaps

mining

the diamonds

 

another 

25 years

to clearly

see me

 

alone

alive

another

ace up my sleeve

 

mothering my mother

mothering my self

mothering my son

redefining the Mother

 

being

just being

fogging up

the mirror

 

an old

message of love

stares me down

i. am.

 

11/11/13