It feels like its been a bit of a hard slog this last month or so, which I think maybe you can see in my pictures. There are some repeats, and definitely some 'just take it' shots. Maybe its just because its winter and being cold is not my favourite thing. Or maybe I need to remind myself to not be tied to only to one particular form of creative process. Where if I don't have certain elements present, I find myself a bit stuck. Being out of my normal surroundings, with perhaps not the same amount of time or familiar resources surrounding me seems to impact on how I view my own creative process. Yet, the creative process resides within. It relies on nothing external. It is always always available to me.
In a bit of a rush so was just wandering around outside looking for what my picture for today might be, and this is what presented itself. The very cloudy sky provided a perfect background for a silhouette of these palm fronds.
It was so not my intention to take a photo of cup(!) ... I was trying to capture the steam rising which I got a quite captivated by, apparently is quite difficult ... and then I ran out of time ... so this is what I ended up with today ... I will return to my steam another day!
Self portraits are absolutely not my thing, but I did want to give it a go for today's prompt. If anything, at least there is masses of room for improvement should I want to persevere and take more (which I am not sure I do)
Yay - still life - much more my thing! A very out of season rose from our garden - rescued from today's rain and hail storms. I could have played around with photographing these for hours.
There are some gorgeous photos in the gallery today I am sort of on prompt, mainly off ... An everyday scene on the beach today. We are in the middle of winter and although we are having some very cold nights (-2 brr) and frosty mornings, the days are brilliantly blue and sunny. Being a weekend, the beach was alive with people, kids, dogs and horses. A beautiful place to be.
The whole concept of zeitgeber was new to me so I went in search of some definitions. One I found said "an environmental cue, as the length of daylight or the degree of temperature, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism's biological clock".A bit of a stretch maybe, but I went for the temperature aspect - frost on the beach sand this morning greeted me this morning when I went down for my morning run at about 9.30am. -2 degrees definitely had my body thinking it should still be asleep. Having said that it was a wonderfully invigorating way to start the day!
I really didn't like the photo I posted first, so have replaced it with this one that I took later in the day - under cover in the car near sunset, having just finished a run on the beach with the rain starting to roll in - a great way to end the week.
Love the prompt to think more deliberately about placement - its something I need to practice consciously more often. And while I was doing just that today, the fragrance from this single white bloom (another winter survivor) was just divine.
One of the things I was doing today was looking for light in my house which would really showcase the delicate petals of this white rose. The same beautifully perfumed white rose I have been shooting all week.
In September I am taking up a 2 year assignment with Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA). in Vanuatu. Part of this involves raising the profile of this organisation. This shot is after a run yesterday in preparation for a half marathon next week that I am running in the name of VSA. It's a bit of a decision to up and move to a small cyclone, tsunami, and eruption prone island in the Pacific for a couple of years but it feels like a decision made on the right side.