This is our forth week of a new series that I am calling a Habits and the 5 Senses.
This week’s topic is the colors of the sense of hearing. You can be simple like I did this week and used instruments. You can also get radical and show someone blasting apart a sidewalk with a jackhammer or the soothing sound of the ocean waves. This week you can post anything that stimulates or delights you when you hear it. Be creative and have fun. Feel free to dig around in your archives for photos if you don’t have anything new you can photograph. Most of all I hope you have fun.
I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s color are Sense of Touch. I want to say thank you to each of you. Here are the featured bloggers for this week…
This week, share with us your monochromatic images. Be calculating and creative in choosing your subject and focal point; resist the urge to simply take a photo of something with a single color range.
I found this a rather confusing challenge as I am a somewhat literally minded person, so the idea of an image being called monochromatic but then not being restricted to just one colour range just didn’t make any sense to me. With this in mind I looked at a few images I have done recently where I explored the monochromatic theme and this was my favourite… monochromatic birds on a very dull pallet were accentuated by removing all but the hint of colour that the birds themselves feature .
I was thinking that there was a challenge to write a post entitled “A Good Day”, not sure where I saw it now but I wanted to try out the new Mesh App .
(I am hoping this does not give access to my dashboard as it wouldn’t let me use the basic link as I was signed in)
Anyway, I used to walk a dog called Benji ( a lovable Black Labrador) for some elderly friends and one of the things we loved to do was to go to the beach together. Instead of writing a post with lots of words about a good day, I though i would let my pictures do the talking . At this stage I am finding Mesh just a little bit cumbersome to use but as it is new they are working on the bugs every day so I will enthusiastically look forward to playing with it some more.
Hope you enjoy a good day at one of my favourite local beach spots with one of my best mates. He is still patiently waiting for me to get back to him on the next walk…. so far has been waiting for a long time since the last outing …. and yes.. I feel guilty about that 🙂 He has been with me during the darkest of times, and for that I will never forget his wonderful personality. He is, by the way, … very much still alive even though it doesn’t sound like it . I have just been busy with other life challenges and need to get back to my old friend.
While the rest of the world queued up for hours in department stores chasing bargains that they didn’t need to have….. I settle for a leisurely dawn stroll along my local beach. As the ad says …. moments like this….. “Priceless”
Walking on the beach with my toes in the water, chatting with all the dog owners and their wonderful and happy dogs, coffee by the beach…just lovely.
When you take away the glitz glam and hype that Christmas on the tourist belt brings with it, you are left with the lovely realisation that underneath there is a reality that is infinitely more down to earth and appealing. A short holiday down at this awesome little beach headland only 20 minutes away from home was heavenly after a tough 6 months .
Thanks for that have to go to Bloomhill Cancer care who make it available to their members ….. and the owner of the place of course.
Arriving to find the glorious Poinciana trees in full bloom both front and back was a good sign that this was the right place 🙂
My world through my camera …. while I practise mindfulness and being in the moment as often as I can, I am never the less inclined to record so much of what I see on a day to day basis. I find solace behind the lens, it brings me joy to create beautiful images and fulfilment to record something that just needs to be told. I fell as if my camera at times is just an extension of myself and it will find an image in what may be the tiniest little part of the day or the world around me . Living with depression for much of my life I have been able to use it as a tool to refocus ( pardon the pun)