It’s been several weeks since I last blogged about life here at Deep-Dish Life, but whew, March has been super busy! Art shows, a spring break trip, and finally – Spring arrives here!
What a fun and inspiring challenge this week at The Daily Post! The challenge from guest host Pete Rosos is to “imagine the cover of a favorite book, music album, or magazine.” I really like the story-telling emphasis of this week’s Cover Art challenge, so much so that I have two posts this week. Part two is here.
I think this first image would make a good cover for an album, preferably a foot-tapping mix of acoustic rock and bluegrass. The photo brings to mind a laid-back summer day when you just want to kick off your boots and enjoy life!
Between. Capture something in the middle of two things. It can be a person or object, or simply the space in between. It can also be a feeling or relationship — a bond that connects people, or a space that separates. This word might also reflect a choice you need to make — the challenge of choosing one thing over another — or any kind of transition, from childhood to adulthood, single life to married life, day to night.
Cautiously, I stepped up onto the porch of this old, abandoned house, intending to take some pictures through the front window. I was a little anxious about it – spring in south Arkansas brings out a number of insects that can hurt you and I was preparing to dodge a wasp or hornet. As I climbed the steps a flutter of anger brushed past my head and I jumped back down off the porch in a heartbeat. A mother robin danced on the ground in front of me. She was not happy with me intruding on her nesting grounds. I quickly stepped back onto the porch and snapped a couple of pictures, hastily. And watching out for an angry mother Robin out of the corner of my eye.
I love the mood of this image; it matches my emotion and perspective at that point in time – between.
The opportunities for catching my son when he’s not posing or making a silly face for the camera are few and far between. I was lucky to catch him in this contemplative moment while we were visiting the Third Haven Friends Meetinghouse (Easton, MD) last summer. Here’s my entry for this week’s challenge – Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story.
For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image.
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho