Here is my Friendly Friday serenity which only a carefully worded post can ruffle. Is it true? Do I refuse to choose?
Yes, I have found my serenity, no search required. You can see it regularly in the photos on my blog and in this post. At least I hope this is what my photos are saying.
There is even too much of it. It IS possible, believe me, Amanda – our Friendly Friday host who set the theme as Searching for serenity.
I’ve read something recently and cannot snap out of it. Meet Florin Popa and his blog Riddle Me This. His photos are wonderful but what he says is of equal interest. In the post “Snapshots, postcards and photos” he writes:
What are our photos really saying? Is it “look where I am right now”, “look who is posing for me”, or “check out how skillful I am with these highlights and shadows”? Or is it a way of documenting something bigger than ourselves, a way of disappearing in the shadow of a story that is worth telling?
Hmmmm. What an interesting concept. Have you ever asked yourselves this question? Prepare an answer, I’d love to see them in comments. Start with “Look”, as Florin does. What are we seeing in your photos?
I remember watching a photo contest online and the first things contestants were told were “do not just click” and “do not take postcard photos”. I smirked and immediately felt deeply seen. This is what I do, the one or the other or both at the same time. I thought I was okay with it but clearly I feel irked.
Let’s see how Florin tells it:
Snapshots are the fast food of photography.
If snapshots are a bit like fast food, postcards are like an expensive meal that you cannot really enjoy unless you talk about it to all your friends.
Thank you for the food for thought, Florin.
So what are my photos really saying? Is it “Look how serene it is here”? Or is it more “Look how alone I really am”? Oh and also “Look how I have no idea where my photography is going”?
No idea… Where have I heard this before? Is it that I again refuse to choose, just like when I post too many photos, or instead of picking one profession I do it all on my blog for free?
The first half of the photos are from this January and the second half from two days ago, with the reveal of new neighbours in the last photo. Meet my serenity now.
For Friendly Friday Challenge hosted by Amanda at Something to Ponder About: Searching for serenity
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