Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shadow and Light

Accept what the present brings and live in that.
If one is not established in the present, then
one is nowhere and nothing is possible.

~Rodney Collin

These are 'exercises' in creating images using negative space-that area of the image that has nothing. And yet, it is something, isn't it? If it's given a name, it has to be something.
Since the beginning of the year, I have been participating in a weekly meme for photographers (Meetup Arts New Mexico Group)-the host picks a new theme each week and we have one week to create and post our images. It's been fun to do and gets me thinking, well, sideways. 
The synergy from the group is growing too with each week's' submissions. I like to do it for that reason and to challenge myself. I end up creating images that I wouldn't come up with otherwise. It's a good way to grow. I added an extra challenge (and yes, it is) of creating as many images as possible on my cell phone and doing all the editing in my cell phone too. Such as, these two images. I know I use my cell phone camera a lot, but doing this challenge in this manner has gotten me to think about more creative ways to use it and all the potential that it comes with. It's been a wonderful learning process for me. The ap used for editing is Snapseed-which allowed me to do the black and white conversion, crop and frame the picture.
In the meantime, join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!


Chubskulit Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful shots and I love the quet as well!

colleen said...

A subtle and soft. Love these.

Jeannie Marie said...

Food for thought. Quiet energy.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The sense of space has a quietening effect. Delightful images.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The conch shell...I want to become small enough to burrow into it and discover its hidden riches!

Friends in Shadows


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